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Old 01-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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AP: Premium tuna fetches $100,000 at auction

Premium tuna fetches $100,000 at auction - Weird news- msnbc.com

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Two sushi bar owners paid more than $100,000 for a Japanese bluefin tuna at a Tokyo fish auction Monday, several times the average price and the highest in nearly a decade, market officials said.

The 282-pound (128-kilogram) premium tuna caught off the northern coast of Oma fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,700), the highest since 2001, when another Japanese bluefin tuna brought an all-time record of 20 million yen, market official Takashi Yoshida said.

Yoshida said the extravagant purchase about $370 per pound went to a Hong Kong sushi bar owner and his Japanese competitor who reached a peaceful settlement to share the big fish. The Hong Kong buyer also paid the highest price at last year's new year event at Tokyo's Tsukiji market, the world's largest fish seller, which holds near-daily auctions.
It better be worth it for that price.

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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This is just wrong.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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I live in Japan. Did you hear the one about the 10,000 dollar watermelon? We hear this stuff all the time. if you go to their shop you've just bought the Porche of sashimi: you've just bought status as a customer.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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^^^ Excellent. I was born and raised in Yokohama. What part of the city do you live?
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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Do you know Aobadai? It's on Den en toshi sen. (But) we get the cheap marugo over here.

You're in L.A.? I'm was born and raised there! Wanna trade passports? ;)
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
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Do you know Aobadai? It's on Den en toshi sen. (But) we get the cheap marugo over here.

You're in L.A.? I'm was born and raised there! Wanna trade passports? ;)
Sorry, I'm not familiar with Aobadai. I lived in the Honmoku area for 17 years.

And no, you don't want my passport. It's American....
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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No wonder the good stuff is up to $2.19/can!
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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That's just insane, I could buy a small house here for that!! Oh wait, I did buy a small house here for that 9 years ago....
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #9
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Sorry, I'm not familiar with Aobadai. I lived in the Honmoku area for 17 years.

And no, you don't want my passport. It's American....
I know that area, near Minato Mirai, deshoo. I live more on the boarder between Tokyo and Yokohama.

(and you haven't seen the picture in my passport I'd happily trade you.)
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I know that area, near Minato Mirai, deshoo. I live more on the boarder between Tokyo and Yokohama.
Jia, Kawasaki no chikaku deshoo...?
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