Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, displays a 278kg bluefin tuna at his main restaurant in Tokyo. Photograph:  Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP

A 278kg bluefin tuna has sold for a record 333.6 million yen (€2.7m) in the first auction of the new year in Tokyo’s new fish market. The winning bid(...)

  Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain   Kiyomura Co,  with the 200kg bluefin which sold for ¥14 million: The popularity of Japanese food means bluefin has become more sought after by diners in other countries, notably China. Photograph:   Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

A sushi restaurant in Japan has paid €110,000 for a bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, despite repeated warning(...)