Tag - records



Hirotsugu Kimura, a 24-year-old company employee, returns to Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, becoming the youngest Japanese to complete a solo, nonstop sailing voyage around the world.
Jun 9, 2024
24-year-old sets new Japan record for sailing solo nonstop around world
Kimura set sail in October 2023, traveled eastward across the Pacific and passed the southern tips of South America and Africa.
Mitsubishi Electric's TOKUI Fast Accurate Synchronized Motion Testing Robot solves a Rubik's Cube
May 27, 2024
Japanese robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time
Guinness World Records recognized the 0.305-second time achieved by Mitsubishi Electric's machine as a new world best, beating the previous record of 0.38 seconds.
Koichi Domoto performs in the musical "Endless Shock" on Thursday in Tokyo.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 10, 2024
Pop idol Koichi Domoto's musical rewrites Japan record for most performances
The musical "Endless Shock" broke the record for most performances, which "Horoki," a play starring Mitsuko Mori, previously held.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run against the Mets during the third inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. The home run was the 176th of his MLB career, breaking a tie with Hideki Matsui for the most by a Japanese-born player.
Apr 22, 2024
Shohei Ohtani breaks Hideki Matsui's mark for MLB homers by Japanese-born player
Ohtani's two-run homer helped the Dodgers beat the Mets and snap a three-game skid.
A man walks on a road in the Sugamo district of Tokyo. The recent death of a 112-year-old in Chiba Prefecture means no man who was born in the Meiji Era (1868-1912) is still alive in the nation.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2024
Kanagawa 110-year-old becomes Japan's oldest man
Tomisaburo Wakui was born in November 1913 during the Taisho Era (1912-1926).
The health ministry said Japan's oldest man, Gisaburo Sonobe, has died at age 112.
Apr 4, 2024
Oldest Japanese man dies at 112
Sonobe, born in November 1911, became the oldest male in the country in November 2022.
Shogi player Sota Fujii speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday after extending his winning streak in title matches to 20, breaking a record set more than half a century ago.
Feb 9, 2024
Shogi star Fujii renews record for title match winning streak
Fujii holds all eight major titles for the traditional Japanese board game.
An artist's rendering of a projection mapping display on the eastern facade of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Main Building No. 1
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.
Tomiko Itooka (left) has her photo taken with Ashiya Mayor Ryosuke Takashima during a birthday celebration at her nursing home on May 23.
Dec 13, 2023
115-year-old woman in western Japan becomes country's oldest person
Born on May 23, 1908, in Osaka, Tomiko Itooka is the eldest of three siblings and belonged to a volleyball club during her student days.
Fusa Tatsumi in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture, in June 2022
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 12, 2023
Japan's oldest person dies at 116
Fusa Tatsumi, recognized as Japan's oldest person, died of old age Tuesday.
People wear lighter clothes in Tokyo on Saturday amid warm weather. On Tuesday, the capital marked a record high temperature for November.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 7, 2023
Tokyo rewrites November temperature record set 100 years ago
The mercury hit 27.5 degrees Celsius in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, topping the November 1923 mark of 27.3 C.
Shogi player Sota Fujii holds a card that says "eight titles," in the city of Kyoto on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 12, 2023
Sota Fujii becomes first player to win all eight major shogi titles
The 21-year-old took the Oza crown, having won Game 4 to finish the best-of-five match against 31-year-old Takuya Nagase.
From June to August, Japan's weather agency recorded "considerably higher" average summer temperatures in "northern, eastern, and western Japan."
Sep 1, 2023
Record shattered as Japan sees hottest summer ever
From June to August, the weather agency recorded "considerably higher" average summer temperatures in "northern, eastern, and western Japan."
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
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
SOCCER / J. League
Jul 12, 2023
Kazuyoshi Miura extends Portuguese second-division stint at 56
The Yokohama FC forward set the record for the Portuguese league's oldest player during his half-season loan this spring.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2023
Ohtani launches 30th homer to become first Japanese in MLB with 15 homers in a month
Ohtani's 493-foot (150-meter) home run was the longest in MLB this season, according to the league's website.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2023
Novak Djokovic stands alone after capturing record 23rd Grand Slam title at French Open
If the debate about the best man to ever wield a tennis racket came down to statistics alone, Novak Djokovic's status is already secure.
Japan Times
May 10, 2023
Shohei Ohtani passes Babe Ruth in pitching strikeouts
Ohtani's second-inning strikeout of Houston's Jeremy Pena was the Angels star's 502nd career whiff on the mound.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2023
Ashiya's new mayor stands out in a local politics dominated by old men
Ryosuke Takashima has grabbed headlines since becoming the youngest city chief ever elected in Japan.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?