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The world well known Tokyo Tsukiji fish market held its final first auction of the year Tuesday morning before its relocation scheduled for late 2016.  The owner of a chain of sushi restaurant, Kiyoshi Kimura won the year?s first bit and paid 14 million yen ($117,000) for a 200 kilogram Bluefin tuna which is about 10 million yen higher than previous year.  The tuna was caught off Oma, Aomori prefecture, in northern Japan.  Kimura, president of Kimura Co.has won the year?s first bit for the fifth consecutive year. He holds a record high bidding price with 154.4 million yen for a 222 kilogram Bluefin tuna in 2013.  Tsukiji fish market, one of the biggest fish market in the world was 80 years old, built in 1935. The tuna auctions there have become a popular tourist attraction in recent years.  Kimura told reporters ?It is great tuna, splendid quality? ?Thinking of this first new year auction would be the last one at Tsukiji fish market, I feel it is significant? ?I would like our customers enjoy eating as many as possible?
The world well known Tokyo Tsukiji fish market held its final first auction of the year Tuesday morning before its relocation scheduled for late 2016.  The owner of a chain of sushi restaurant, Kiyoshi Kimura won the year?s first bit and paid 14 million yen ($117,000) for a 200 kilogram Bluefin tuna which is about 10 million yen higher than previous year.  The tuna was caught off Oma, Aomori prefecture, in northern Japan.  Kimura, president of Kimura Co.has won the year?s first bit for the fifth consecutive year. He holds a record high bidding price with 154.4 million yen for a 222 kilogram Bluefin tuna in 2013.  Tsukiji fish market, one of the biggest fish market in the world was 80 years old, built in 1935. The tuna auctions there have become a popular tourist attraction in recent years.  Kimura told reporters ?It is great tuna, splendid quality? ?Thinking of this first new year auction would be the last one at Tsukiji fish market, I feel it is significant? ?I would like our customers enjoy eating as many as possible?

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