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WorldWorld's Most-Prized Fish Sold for $3.1 Million at Tokyo Auction

05:20  05 january  2019
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A 222-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold at Tokyo ' s Tsukiji market for an all-time high of 155.4 million yen, or 1.8 million dollars. Kimura said he planned to offer the fish to his customers on Saturday evening. Tiny sushi slices of the prized fish can sell for up to , according to the Associated Press.

Tsukiji – the world ’ s biggest fish market and a popular tourist attraction in an area packed with restaurants and shops – moved in Especially at the first auction of the new year, wholesalers and sushi Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said: “I sincerely hope this market will be loved by many people.”

World's Most-Prized Fish Sold for $3.1 Million at Tokyo Auction© Bloomberg First Tuna Auction of 2019 At Toyosu Fish Market (Bloomberg) -- One of the world’s most expensive fish just got pricier.

A 278-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) at a Tokyo fish market Saturday. The record price -- which equates to about $5,000 a pound -- is more than double the previous high set in 2013, according to Masayuki Fukuda, an official in charge of trading operations at the Tokyo market.

The record-topping fish was caught off Oma in northern Japan. It was sold on the first day of auction sales for 2019 at a center close to Tokyo Bay that opened in October following the relocation of the city’s main fish market in Tsukiji, near the upscale shopping area of Ginza.

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In Tokyo , Einstein scribbled the note in German to a bellboy after he did not have cash to give him a tip. "A calm and modest life brings more Gal Wiener, CEO of the auction house, said Einstein told the bellboy that because of his fame, the handwritten note "will probably be worth more than a regular tip."

20th century genius Albert Einstein had many theories beyond relativity , including one he scribbled down about happiness, which was sold at an auction in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday for . 3 million , the The theoretical physicist reportedly wrote the note in 1922 while traveling in Tokyo , Japan

Kiyomura Corp., which runs the Sushizanmai restaurant chain across Japan, made the winning bid, the Nikkei newspaper reported. The high-priced tuna will be served at regular prices at a Sushizanmai outlet in Tsukiji later on Saturday, the report said, estimating that the fish may cost an average of more than $200 per serving.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tsuyoshi Inajima in Tokyo at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Stanley James at [email protected], Jason Gale, Shamim Adam

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