January 5, 2016 / 10:19 PM / in 2 years

Bluefin tuna sells for $117,000 at Tokyo auction

TOKYO - A 200kg bluefin tuna sold for 14 million yen ($117,706) on Tuesday at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market.

Kiyoshi Kimura, of Kiyomura Corp which owns a chain of sushi restaurants, won the first bid for the fish caught off Japan's Oma coast in Aomori prefecture.

The price is higher than Kimura's bid last year -- also successful -- which was 4.51 million yen but lower than the 155 million yen Kiyomura Corp paid for a bluefin tuna in 2013.

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below