A Japanese sushi tycoon has paid a record 333.6 million yen (€2.7 million) for an enormous tuna at the first auction this year in Tokyo's new fish market. Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushizanmai restaurant chain, bought the 278-kilogramme bluefin tuna, which was caught off Japan’s northern coast. Kimura told reporters "the tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much, " adding, he paid five times more than he expected. The sushi boss had held the record for paying the most for a single fish at the new year's auction for six straight years until he was outbid in 2017. This year's auction was the first of the Toyosu market after the famed Tsukiji fish market shut in 2018 to provide temporary parking for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Bluefin tuna are classified as an endangered species by the World Wildlife Fund, which says the species is under threat from illegal fishing. In December, Japan announced it would restart commercial whaling and would … [Read more...] about Tuna sells for record €2.7 million in Japan’s New Year fish market
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At least eight people have been injured after a van rammed into pedestrians on a street in central Tokyo. Pedestrians had gathered for New Year's festivities on Takeshita Dori, a popular tourist hotspot, when the car ploughed into people. Footage from the scene shows the entire front-end of the small van was destroyed in the brutal crash. A man in his 20s has been arrested and will reportedly face charges of attempted murder. Local police told media the man is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the car through the street. Takeshita Dori is a road that runs by the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, which runs an all-night train on New Year's Eve for people wanting to mark the occasion with a visit to the shrine, according to the Associated Press. Newshub. … [Read more...] about Van rams into pedestrians in Japan New Year’s festivities
FLOYD Mayweather has remarkably revealed that he will NOT be fighting in Japan on New Year's Eve. The unbeaten boxer, 41, looked set to come out of retirement to take on 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Why has the fight been called off? Mayweather, who appeared at a press conference alongside the youngster, has now claimed that he "never agreed to the bout" in the first place. He announced the news to his 22.1 million Instagram followers after he flew back to America on Wednesday. It read: "Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. "First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. "In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. "Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute … [Read more...] about Why has Floyd Mayweather’s fight in Japan on New Year’s Eve been called off?
The American is taking on a Japanese kickboxer but the rules of the ring have not yet been agreed. "I want to give the people what they want — blood, sweat and tears," Mayweather told a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, November 5. Mayweather, now 41, went back into retirement last year with a record of 50-0 after dispatching Irish motormouth Conor McGregor in a huge moneyspinning fight in Las Vegas last year. #MayweatherNasukawa promo 🇺🇸🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/NHlFtaJQ11 — EditinKing Boxing 🥊 (@EditinKing) 5 November 2018 The American is said to be worth between US$700 million and US$1 billion but he seems to be ready for another huge payday — although it is not clear yet what his fee will be for the fight. Rumor has it that Floyd Mayweather is coming to Japan on Dec 31 to face Tenshin Nasukawa … [Read more...] about Mayweather Offers ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ in New Year’s Eve Bout With Kickboxer
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, out-boxed Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in his last fight in August 2017. That victory improved his boxing record to a perfect 50-0 but the format or rules for his meeting with the baby-faced Nasukawa were not specified by the Japanese mixed martial arts promoters RIZIN. Mayweather posted a teaser photo on his Instagram feed at the weekend, showing him wearing kickboxing gloves. "I want to give the people what they want -- blood, sweat and tears," Mayweather told a news conference in Tokyo after reportedly flying into Japan on his private jet. "I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo," he added, promoting the … [Read more...] about Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve