5 January 2022
The New Year’s first tuna auction was held at the Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, early on Wednesday morning. The top bid at the event was a bluefin tuna from Oma, Aomori prefecture, weighing in at 211 kilograms. The tuna was bought for 16.88 million yen (approximately 145,570 US dollars). Japanese broadcaster NTV said sushi chain Ginza Onodera took home the tuna and plans to serve it at eight of their restaurants later on Wednesday. Akifumi Sakagami, executive chef at Ginza Onodera, said he hoped that people will be able to enjoy the tuna and have a good year.
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