Food and drink Japan

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

Whopping tuna catch in Tokyo

A Japanese restaurant owner ignored the global recession and shelled out a staggering 56.49 million yen (£476,082/$736,500) on a  269-kilogramme (592-pound) tuna fish in the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish 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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