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Bluefin tuna sells for 4.5m yen in Japan auction

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Mr Kimura displays the 180-kg fish at his main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on Monday.

Tokyo

A GIANT bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.

The 180.4-kilogramme tuna, caught off Japan's northern region of Aomori,