• Kyodo News


Japanese TV celebrity Monta Mino again received a Guinness World Records certificate Thursday as the busiest live TV host, breaking his own record set two years ago.

Mino, 63, whose real name is Norio Minorikawa, was given the certificate in a ceremony at the Tokyo head studio of Nippon Television Network Corp. by a representative of Guinness World Records Ltd. of Britain.

In November 2006, Mino received a Guinness World Records certificate for the most hours on live TV in one week after clocking up 21 hours and 42 minutes, appearing regularly on two TV programs that run from Monday to Friday every week and another one Saturday.

Last fall, one of the two programs was expanded by five minutes, resulting in Mino appearing on live TV for a total of 22 hours and 15 seconds, an increase of some 18 minutes.

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