Food and drink Japan

Japanese restaurant owner invests 42/$65 a slice on tuna sushi

A Japanese restaurant owner ignored theglobal recession andshelled out a staggering 56.49 million yen (476,082/$736,500)on a 269-kilogramme (592-pound) tuna fishin the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukijifish market.

At those prices, a single slice of the highly regarded blue-fin tuna could cost 5000 yen(42/$65) but the sushi restaurant owner said it will be priced at a more reasonable 418 yen (3.50/$5.40), despite western countries calling for a ban on fishing of the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Watch a video of the record fish.

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