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Jan 6, 2015

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna

A single bluefin tuna has sold for $37,500 at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s famous fish market. Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi chain, bought the 400-pound fish Monday at the re-opening of the Tsukiji market after the New Year’s break. He was the top bidder for the fourth year in a row. In November, the International Union for Conservation of Nature designated Pacific bluefin as a species threatened by extinction.

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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The President of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, removes the fin of a blue fin tuna outside his main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market, in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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The President of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, removes the fin of a blue fin tuna outside his main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market, in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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An auctioneer gestures as wholesalers bid for frozen tuna during the New Year's auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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A man hauls frozen tuna after the New Year's auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Wholesalers attend the New Year's auction for frozen tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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An auctioneer gestures as wholesalers bid for frozen tuna during New Year's auction at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A wholesaler checks the quality of a frozen tuna displayed at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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A wholesaler checks the quality of a frozen tuna displayed at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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A wholesaler checks the quality of frozen tuna displayed at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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Wholesalers check quality of frozen tuna displayed at Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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Fresh tuna are on display at Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Wholesalers attend the New Year's auction of fresh tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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A wholesaler checks quality of a fresh tuna displayed at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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Fresh tuna are on display at Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Wholesalers check quality of fresh tuna displayed at Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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The President of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, cuts a blue fin tuna outside his main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A chef of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai holds the head of a blue fin tuna outside the chain's main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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The President of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, cuts a blue fin tuna outside his main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

Expensive Sushi: Man pays $37,500 for a single tuna
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Chefs of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai hold a freshly cut piece of a blue fin tuna at the chain's main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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The fin of a tuna is seen on display in the outer part of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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