Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Jul 3, 2015

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Veteran rakugo storyteller Bunshi Katsura was honored by Guinness World Records on Thursday, recognizing his popular 45-year-old TV program as the longest-running talk show in the world to be hosted by the same person. “I can’t express my feeling in words,” Katsura, 71, said ...

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

Jun 29, 2015

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca. Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad ...

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Jun 26, 2015

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday that its magnetically levitated shinkansen was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest maglev in the world as of Thursday after achieving a speed of 603 kph in April. During a test run in Yamanashi ...

'One Piece' sets Guinness World record for manga

Jun 15, 2015

'One Piece' sets Guinness World record for manga

The popular manga series “One Piece” was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Monday as the comic book series with the most copies published by a single author. Shueisha Inc. had published more than 320 million copies of Eiichiro Oda’s series in 77 ...

Photographer sets record by flying with 156 airlines

Jun 18, 2014

Photographer sets record by flying with 156 airlines

Charlie Furusho, a Japanese aviation photographer, has been recognized by Guinness World Records for taking flights operated by 156 different airlines. Furusho, whose real name is Ryuji Furusho and who lives in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, has traveled to around 100 countries or regions to ...

Eagles ace Tanaka recognized by Guinness World Records

Nov 23, 2013

Eagles ace Tanaka recognized by Guinness World Records

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Masahiro Tanaka received a certificate of recognition Saturday by Guinness World Records for his record-breaking season. The 25-year-old Tanaka went 24-0 this season and, coupled with his 28-game winning streak that began on Aug. 26, 2012, plus two wins ...

Sep 13, 2013

Centenarians set to hit record high of 54,397

The number of people in Japan 100 or older is set to hit a record high of 54,397 on Sunday, up 3,021 from a year earlier, the health ministry said Friday. The number of men 100 and over is expected to reach 6,791 and ...