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Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan
2012-01-07 06:25:14

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011. Market official Yutaka Hawegawa said the 539-pound tuna set a record for price by weight.  The total price translates to $1,238 per pound. The tuna was caught off Oma, just north of the area that suffered from the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, an owner of a sushi restaurant chain.  Kimura told reporters the bid was an effort to "liven up...

2011-08-11 13:51:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CRAVE has been honored with a 2011 Hot Concepts! award by Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) for its bold tactics, creativity and strong performance in a poor economy. NRN's Hot Concepts! award recognizes forward-thinking companies with emerging growth potential that appeal to consumers and position themselves at the leading edge of the foodservice industry. It is one of the restaurant industry's most prestigious programs for up-and-coming companies....

2011-06-06 14:30:00

SEATTLE, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How did sushi become a global cuisine? What began as a simple but elegant food sold by Tokyo street vendors has developed into a worldwide phenomenon over the past 30 years. Sushi: The Global Catch is a powerful feature-length documentary shot over the course of two years that explores how sushi became a worldwide phenomenon. People from around the world love sushi - from Beijing and Warsaw to high-school football games in Texas. Sushi: The Global...

2011-03-30 08:03:00

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge will be hosting their 1st Annual Sushi Chef Showdown on Wednesday, April 6th at 8 p.m. Splitsville is located at 5701 Sunset Drive in the Shops at Sunset Place. Miami's top chefs will be competing for over $1000 in cash and prizes. The showdown is sponsored by South East Cutlery and Gekkeikan Sake. Chefs will be competing in two categories. The first category is Taste and Presentation. Chefs...

2011-03-21 07:12:00

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A fast-growing independent press dedicated to producing books for global readership, One Peace Books, brings contemporary Japanese literature to American readers. One Peace Books, staring adversity in the face, is determined to not allow the 3% effect dampen their mission to let the world know what young Japanese people are thinking. One Peace Books publishes contemporary books written by modern Japanese authors that do not focus on Japanese...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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