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JAXA's orbital rocket listed by Guinness as world's smallest

National Apr 27, 2018

JAXA's orbital rocket listed by Guinness as world's smallest

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Friday that its SS520-5 has been recognized as the smallest orbital rocket by Guinness World Records. The SS520-5, measuring 9.54 meters in height and 52 centimeters in diameter, is a three-stage solid rocket. It was launched in February this year ...

96-year-old Japanese man recognized as world's oldest graduate

National Jun 3, 2016

96-year-old Japanese man recognized as world's oldest graduate

A 96-year-old man in western Japan expressed his joy on Friday at being recognized as the world's oldest university graduate. "I am genuinely happy. Learning is always fun at any age," said Shigemi Hirata, who met reporters at his home in Takamatsu, displaying his new ...

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Sumo Dec 25, 2015

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho’s record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. Hakuho claimed his 33rd career title in January to surpass the 32 wins amassed by Taiho, who claimed his last title in 1971 and has ...