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Tuna fetches ¥36.04 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo

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More wastefulness

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

I never seen a man so proud of owning dead fish. Good for you. Enjoy.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

¥170,000/kg. Expensive sushi place.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Poor Tuna.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Same old marketing show. Year after year.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Must be nice to be rich.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Why would anyone spend this kind of money on anything that will end up as a waste saying politely. I would rather see it spend on something collectable, educational, or even vintage and classic. But then it's a matter of taste and preference.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Mark - Why would anyone spend this kind of money on anything that will end up as a waste saying politely.

People will be eating it. So, it's not a waste.

And, those who bought it will be selling it to those people who will be eating it. So, they will at least be making some, if not all, of their money back. Perhaps even making a profit?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

What is with the lack of knowledge from people on where this beautiful tuna will be going and who will be consuming it?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I’ve been to Cape Oma 3 times over the years. Good maguro-don to be had at “Akemi-chyan’s”, a 1-minute walk from the tuna-fisherman monument. Just an oversized shack but the proprietress is very friendly. She charges much less than the sellers of this fish will ask.

Cape Oma is the northernmost point on Honshu.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Fish is not labelled from where it is caught but from where it is landed. It landed in Aomori Prefecture.

The Bluefin tuna was caught in the Tsugaru Strait.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Same old marketing show. Year after year.

Yup, and it's just the start of the yearly "firsts"! Next up perhaps onions? potatoes? strawberries? bananas?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Akifumi Sukagami Head Chef of Giuza Onodera wants to thank those who delivered this wonderful tuna. "The people who eat it will definite be satisfied."

I suppose all people in Japan and most people in the world will agree with Akifumi ? Am I the only person in the world who can say a word for this wonderful tuna...?

Wonderful Tuna's :

"I was invited for a wonderful dinner. The moment I opened my mouth to eat it, I felt a burning pain in my upper jaw. The pain shot upwards and entered my brain. I tried to pull away. The more I pulled the more the pain increased. I suffered for hours...until... I could... stand it... no more...and I do not remember any more of the horror...but I do not wish the people who eat me to suffer any of the horror I ssuffered before... I opened my mouth... to eat... the wonderful dinner... I was invited to... eat. I wish them,

Bon appertite!"

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Fishermen for tuna market have been struggling to get the biggest and highest quality tuna for each year. I can't imagine how hard and nerve-wrecking it has been. Congratulations on the achievement, I want to thank for those who involved in the market, because I will be able to enjoy such delicious tuna in wide varieties of dishes.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

It's funny how tuna are so much more valuable if caught in Japanese waters because Japan is so unique and 'very famous' or whatever... when tuna swim thousands of miles and are the same everywhere.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Marketing strategy. It pays for advertising, probably less than paying the commercial agencies.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@Awa no Gaijin Didn't you mean "radioactive waste"? By the way fish migrate just like people travel. Logic is, if people can spread the corona virus during travels and if fish migrate through and from oceans to oceans, what makes you think someone eating fish from the Fukushima disaster is not going to perhaps consume a fish that was caught in Hawaii that past through the same area. The type of person that would purchase a fish for that kind of money is a "Business man" some one who has the money to afford it. I am sure he will double what he paid for it.

"I wanted to create some positive news as (the fallout from) the coronavirus pandemic gradually eases. The price is just right

If you want to create some positive news don't use words like 'fallout' or 'coronavirus pandemic' !

*As everyone is questioning any seafood that comes from that area of Japan due to the Fukushima disaster and the ongoing dumping of **r****adioactive wasn't into the ocean for the next few decades.*

Who or what type of person would purchase a fish for that much money ?

That's one heck of a tax write off !

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Fish is not labelled from where it is caught but from where it is landed. It landed in Aomori Prefecture.

The Bluefin tuna was caught in the Tsugaru Strait.

pedantic.

Why would anyone spend this kind of money

supply and demand.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I think they do that every year for publicity. Japan is fortunate they haven't overfished the oceans in there part of the world.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Sure know how to waste their money! But, just wait. The ¥1,000,000 melons and ¥500,000 strawberries are still yet to come!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Northernlife: Mate I fish a few hours everyday. An hour on the out going tide mostly, targeting Flatheads. I gone full circle. Started with a handline when a kid, move on to spinning outfits to overheads outfits and centre pins. Now I am back using a handline. I fish to catch a feed for me and my mates in my local community. I message a group pic of what I catch after I have caught my feed. I release them if no takers. If more than one taker. I auction it off. I then clean and fillet it or what they want and delivery it that arvo.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

"jointly won the bid"

Good ol' price fixing the norm in Japan.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Déjà vu, yawn.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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