This is a shot topic about a crazy news from Tokyo.
Tsukiji is a famous fish market in Tokyo, where is also famous for the everyday's auction for tuna and many more fish of the day.
The new year auction was held on 5th of January, 2013.
And the 1st tuna of the year from the most popular fishing area of Japan, Ohma bay, was auctioned.
The price of the tuna was about a hundred & fifty million JPY or nearly 2 million US dollars for just ONE tuna !! Not a total auction price but it's just ONE tuna fish price !!
We could buy a house or anything, if we had that much money, instead of the tuna. But it's a kind of celebrating purchase price of new year trading. Also, many Japanese media try to report the price and the buyer of the tuna as a big news. Some say it's such a big promotional action to invest such big money, rather than paying the same money on advertising in papers or on TV.
The news says that the buyer is a Japanese big sushi restaurat company which runs a famous sushi chain restaurant called Sushi Zammai in Tokyo. I also love this restaurant of Tokyo. It's a nice place for enjoying good sushi with very reasonable price.
Can you imagine a body of tuna costs nearly 2 million US dollars in Japan ?