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An enormous bluefin tuna sold for a record 32.49 million yen (nearly $396,000) in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world-famous Tsukiji market.
No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji shijō), the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. According to estimates, over 2000 tons of fish worth over US$15 million are sold here daily - that's a total of 616,000 tons of fish worth over US$4.25 billion each year!