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Pandemic blues: Tuna fetches only $145,000 in Tokyo auction

Top New Year bid falls for third straight year as restaurants flounder

The top tuna from the closely watched New Year auction at Tokyo's Toyosu market arrives at a sushi restaurant.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The winning bluefin tuna at Japan's closely watched New Year fish auction fetched 16.9 million yen ($145,000) on Wednesday, down for the third year in a row as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the country's restaurant industry.

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