Kiyoshi Kimura

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Kiyoshi Kimura is known as the "Tuna King" of Japan. Kimura is the head of Kiyomura Corporation which runs the Sushi Zanmai chain of restaurants. In January 2019, Kimura paid a record 333.6 million yen for a 278 kg (613 lb) blue fin tuna and has been the highest bidder at the Japanese new year tuna auction in seven out of the past eight years.[1][2][3][4] The fish normally sells for $88/kilogram.[5]


  1. ^ "Japan sushi boss pays record tuna price". 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via
  2. ^ Reporters, Telegraph (5 January 2019). "Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo's new fish market". Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via
  3. ^ Agencies (5 January 2019). "Sushi king pays record $3.1m for endangered bluefin tuna in Japan". Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via
  4. ^ hermesauto (5 January 2019). "Record $4 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new fish market". The Straits Times. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Bluefin goes for $3 million at 1st 2019 sale at Tokyo market". NBC News. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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