If you have ever wondered how the price of sushi can get so high, this might help explain.

Recently, the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo, Japan had it’s first auction of 2008. At the Tsukiji market about 2,904 bluefin tuna were sold, including one that set the record for most expensive.


A Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid a record 55,700 dollars for a huge bluefin tuna that was caught off Japan’s northern region of Aomori.

Japan, who consume about 25% of the all tuna caught, is moving towards limiting bluefin tuna fishing in its own waters in a bid to help protect the species from extinction.

Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.