"Eel imports are currently at a peak before the midsummer Day of the Ox...Narita handles the greatest volume....more than 10,000 eel are transported to an importer’s warehouse nearby every day. ...Finance Ministry’s trade statistics, eel imports arriving at Narita Airport ......about 580 tons last year. Because of poor catches ...across East Asia, the price of imported eel was about 3,600 yen per kilogram last year".
Source: Arriving for a short stay
July 21st 2013