A delicious, but deadly, fugu swims in a fish tank outside an expensive restaurant in Japan. Photo: Alamy

How fugu or pufferfish gets to your table: all you need to know about Japan’s deadly delicacy – and the secret way it is auctioned

The fish is so poisonous it can lead to agonising death by respiratory failure, but it is a rare and expensive delicacy in Japan, and is sold at a curious auction that involves only secret hand signals and gestures

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A delicious, but deadly, fugu swims in a fish tank outside an expensive restaurant in Japan. Photo: Alamy
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