A story on the Weather Channel caught the Ear’s eye: A 400-pound Pacific bluefin tuna recently sold for $37,000 at Tokyo’s first auction of the new year in “the world’s biggest fish market.”
Kiyoshi Kimura, who is the president of a popular sushi restaurant chain in Japan, had the winning bid (tinyurl.com/richtuna). The unlucky tuna and Kimura are pictured in screen shots from the video.
According to Japan Times, the sushi maven was tickled, and thought it was a great deal. Why? In 2013 a bidding war broke out for a similar tuna, and the fish sold for $1.3 million. Yikes. (Jan. 16, 2015)