Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new fish market

    TOKYO, Japan -- A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous 278-kilogramm (612-pound) fish -- an endangered species -- that was caught off Japan's northern coast. Self-styled "Tuna King" Kiyoshi Kimura paid the top price, which doubled the previous record of 155 million yen from 2013. "I bought a good tuna," Kimura said after the auction. "The price was higher than originally thought, but I hope our customers will eat this e...

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