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Sushi sticker shock: Ukraine war drives up salmon prices in Japan

Shipment costs surge as planes detour to avoid Russian airspace

Higher transport costs have driven up salmon sushi prices in Japan. 

TOKYO -- Prices of salmon and other imported seafood have skyrocketed in Japan as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced airlines to alter flight routes, in an added blow to consumers and businesses already smarting from higher food costs.

Cleaned Norwegian salmon fetched 2,100 yen ($17) per kilogram at the Toyosu wholesale fish market in Tokyo during early March.

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