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RECORDS

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Figure Skating
Mar 6, 2023
Mao Shimada breaks Mao Asada's record with victory at junior figure skating world championships
Shimada became the youngest Japanese winner in the history of the junior world championships at 14 years and four months, beating Asada's 2005 record by one month.
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MORE SPORTS
Feb 6, 2023
12-year-old Ginwoo Onodera becomes youngest male to win medal at world championships
Onodera, who won Saturday's semifinal, scored 263.04 points in the final to finish 6.29 points behind French winner Aurelien Giraud.
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WORLD
Feb 5, 2023
Take a bow-wow! Meet Bobi, the world's oldest dog on record
At over 30 years old, the canine's owner attributes his longevity to living in the countryside, never being chained and eating only 'human food.'
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 24, 2023
How long can a healthy human live?
The death of the world's oldest person at the age of 118 has reignited a debate that has divided scientists for centuries: Is there a limit to the lifespan of a healthy person?
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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.
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MORE SPORTS
Nov 27, 2022
Ginwoo Onodera becomes Japan's youngest skateboard champion
The 12-year-old street skater outpointed runner-up Keyaki Ike by 0.57, while Aimu Yamazuki was third with 26.59 in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture.
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SOCCER
Oct 30, 2022
Kazuyoshi Miura sets JFL's oldest scorer record with penalty kick
The former Japan star's goal was his first since March 2017, when he was playing for Yokohama FC in the J2 League.
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SOCCER
Oct 10, 2022
Kazuyoshi Miura rewrites record for oldest player in debut at new National Stadium
Miura, at 55 years and 225 days old, came on in the 76th minute for the Suzuka Point Getters
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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
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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.
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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.
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JAPAN
May 5, 2021
World's oldest person pulls out of Olympic torch relay due to COVID-19 concerns
Kane Tanaka, who was awarded a Guinness World Record, was slated to be one of the relay participants in Fukuoka, which will start on May 11.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Mar 25, 2021
Privacy or rehabilitation? How criminal records are treated in Japan
With background checks unobtainable and information about lawbreakers kept under wraps, dealing with a person's past can be tricky.
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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.
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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.
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JAPAN
Feb 4, 2021
Virus-hit aquarium taps crowdfunding to feed record-setting shoal of jellyfish
The sharp decline in visitors due to the pandemic has left the aquarium in Yamagata Prefecture tight on funds to purchase plankton needed to feed its collection.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 7, 2021
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer is tackling some of the world's biggest problems
The world's fastest supercomputer, Fugaku is tasked with challenges such as modeling climate change and helping to manage carbon emissions.
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JAPAN
Jan 2, 2021
World's oldest person marks 118th birthday in Fukuoka
Kane Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person in March 2019 at the age of 116.
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JAPAN
Nov 17, 2020
Japan's Fugaku keeps position as fastest supercomputer
Fugaku performed over 442 quadrillion computations per second, around three times faster than the Summit system developed by the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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CULTURE / Music
Nov 11, 2020
Change of tune: Japan's music fans move from CDs to streaming services
The decline in CD sales signals the streaming market's growth potential.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on