Japanese man paid €600,000 for a single fish

Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a fresh bluefin tuna.
Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a fresh bluefin tuna.

A Japanese businessman paid more than €600,000 for a single bluefin tuna at the first fish auction of the year.

Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid a whopping 74.2 million yen (€606,519) at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market today.

Mr.Kimura is president of Kiyomura Corp, which owns the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain.

The annual market, soon to be relocated to make way for construction on the 2020 Olympics, is seen as an opportunity to gain some publicity. Mr Kimura has paid big money at Tsukiji's first auction every year -- he has now won for six straight years -- essentially using the event for publicity for his business.

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