The crown jewel of sushi, bluefin tuna, was wearing it's crown proudly this weekend when a 489-pound bluefin tuna was sold for a whopping $1.76 million at the first Tokyo fish auction of the year. That's $3600 a pound! Kiyoshi Kimura is the president of Kiyomura Co., and the proud new owner of this giant tuna. His company operates the Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain, where this baby will be sold. He admitted to the AP that the price was "a bit high" but he wanted to "encourage Japan."  Encourage them to shell out thousands of dollars for a bite of tuna? Sure, why not? Currently, Japan consumes 80% of the world's bluefin tuna. There are currently limits on tuna caught off the United States, but not on Japan's coasts. Would you shell out the big bucks for a taste of bluefin?