Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

National Jun 5, 2019

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

Professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu earned his 1,434th win at a tournament in Tokyo on Tuesday, setting a record for victories in the traditional Japanese board game. The 48-year-old achieved the feat by beating Takuya Nagase, the 26-year-old Eio title holder, after last month matching ...

3 dead as unseasonably high temperatures continue across Japan

National May 28, 2019

3 dead as unseasonably high temperatures continue across Japan

Three women died and around 10 students were taken to hospitals Monday due to heatstroke symptoms as unseasonably hot weather continued in Japan, authorities have said. The mercury topped 30 degrees Celsius for a fourth straight day in central Tokyo, setting a new record for ...

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu equals record for number of victories

National May 24, 2019

Shogi master Yoshiharu Habu equals record for number of victories

Yoshiharu Habu, a 48-year-old shogi master, on Thursday tied the record for number of victories in official professional games. The ninth-dan player marked his 1,433rd victory by defeating ninth-dan Koji Tanigawa, 57, in a league match to choose the challenger for the Oi title. Habu ...

Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

World / Offbeat Apr 26, 2019

Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said on Thursday, beating its own record discovery from November 2015 that it struggled to sell for nearly two years. The 1,758-carat diamond, larger ...