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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

An artist's rendering of a projection mapping display on the eastern facade of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Main Building No. 1
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2024
Tokyo government to host 'world's largest' projection mapping display
Shows will commence nightly from 7 p.m. and be displayed at half-hour intervals, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes each.
Centenarian Tomoko Horino (center) poses for a photo in Fukushima on Monday after she was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest beauty adviser.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 22, 2023
Japanese centenarian becomes world's oldest beauty adviser
Tomoko Horino has been working as a commissioned saleswoman for Pola for more than 60 years.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2023
Around-the-world aviator siblings set another youth record
Mack and Zara Rutherford have become the youngest winners of the Royal Automobile Club"s Segrave Trophy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2023
Bon Curry sets Guinness Record for selling period dating back to 1968
Since the brand was launched 55 years ago, cumulative sales of Bon Curry products have topped 3 billion packs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2022
World's oldest person celebrates 119th birthday
Kane Tanaka at 119 has lived during the Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei and current Reiwa eras
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 5, 2021
Former yokozuna Hakuho recognized for five Guinness world records
Hakuho's achievements were first recognized by Guinness in 2015 when he surpassed the record of 33 championships set by Taiho, the Showa era's greatest yokozuna.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2021
107-year-old Japanese identical twins recognized as world's oldest
Sumiyama and Kodama were born on Nov. 5, 1913, on Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture, as the third and fourth of a total of 11 siblings.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2021
Koala at Japanese zoo becomes world's oldest in captivity
Although she is a centenarian in human years, the koala named Midori is doing fine with no serious health problems, according to Awaji Farm Park England Hill.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 2, 2021
Guinness recognizes Yuki Kawauchi for 100th sub-2:20 marathon
The former "citizen runner," who gained international attention after winning the 2018 Boston Marathon, hit the triple-digit mark last December at the Hofu Marathon in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2020
Japan author Hayashi's long-running essays recognized by Guinness
A decades-long series of essays by award-winning Japanese author Mariko Hayashi have been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most essays published in the same magazine by an individual, the magazine's publisher said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2020
In Japan, ‘Sazae-san’ — world's longest-running TV cartoon — switches to reruns
The show, adapted from four-frame comic strips by late author Machiko Hasegawa, was acknowledged by Guinness World Records in 2013.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
May 7, 2020
Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai recognized by Guinness for most World Cup starts
Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai has received a Guinness World Records certificate for extending the record for the most individual starts in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup events to 569.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2020
Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man dies at 112
Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old who was recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this month as the world's oldest living man, died Sunday at the nursing home where he resided, his family said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2020
112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man
A 112-year-old Japanese who has been recognized as the world's oldest living man cited "laughter" Wednesday as the secret to his longevity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2020
World's oldest person celebrates her 117th with party at Fukuoka nursing home
Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world's oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in the city of Fukuoka.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 30, 2019
Step up to the plate: Breaking world records in Japan
Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to be the best in the world at something?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2019
Japanese centenarian 'full of emotion' to see fifth era name of his lifetime
Ahead of the start of the forthcoming Reiwa Era on May 1, a centenarian in the city of Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, says he is "full of emotion" as he gets set to see the fifth era name of his lifetime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2019
Gold tub at Japanese resort recognized by Guinness as world's heaviest
An 18-carat gold bathtub weighing 154.2 kilograms at a Japanese hot spring resort has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest on the planet, the resort's operator said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2019
Japanese teenager lops off Guinness World Record-setting locks ready for Reiwa and college
An 18-year-old Japanese woman, once recognized as having the longest hair in the world among teenagers aged 13-17, had her first-ever haircut Tuesday before starting life at university.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 4, 2019
French scientists dismiss Russian challenge to age of world's oldest person on record
Two French scientists who validated Jeanne Calment's status as the oldest person ever to have lived, have dismissed claims by Russian researchers who say that she didn't really survive to 122.

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