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Tuna sold for RM1.2mil in Japan


Big business: People posing with the 405kg bluefin tuna (centre) and two other tuna fish at a shrine outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. — Reuters

Big business: People posing with the 405kg bluefin tuna (centre) and two other tuna fish at a shrine outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. — Reuters

TOKYO: In the final New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market, the owner of an international sushi restaurant shelled out more than US$300,000 (RM1.2mil) for a prime bluefin tuna and said he was “very happy” with the result.

The world’s largest fish market, one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist sites, is set to relocate later this year to clear the way for a road needed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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