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Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2019
U.K. breaks temperature record with new high of 38.7, provisional data show
A British record high temperature of 38.7 (101.6 F) may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the U.K. Met Office showed on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 27, 2019
Europe sizzles under record temperatures, fueling concern about climate change
Europeans fought to stay cool as a blast of hot air from the Sahara Desert sent temperatures to records in large parts of the continent, adding to concern about climate change.
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2019
Former chemistry teacher Zhong Huijuan becomes richest self-made woman in Asia
Two days ago, Zhong Huijuan wasn't even the richest person in her family.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 13, 2019
CVN: The sound of the Japanese underground
A change in address altered the way Nobuyuki Sakuma approaches his songs. "I think of the music I used to make in Tokyo as a fantasy. It was completely inspired by my own image, what I thought up. It didn't have much to do with what was happening around me or in society," he says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.
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
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Mar 21, 2019
Tower Records goes all in on the vinyl trend with its new store, Tower Vinyl
Last year proved to be a pivotal one for streaming music in Japan. According to a report by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, 2018 saw plays via platforms such as YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify overtake digital downloads.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2019
Canadian charged with smuggling record haul of stimulant drugs into Japan worth ¥1.8 billion
A Canadian man was charged Monday with attempting to smuggle about 30 kilograms of stimulant drugs through Narita airport, the biggest amount ever seized by Japanese customs authorities from a passenger's luggage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2019
Coldest air mass ever recorded in Hokkaido grips prefecture, with snow expected Saturday in Tokyo
A cold wave caused by a mass of air at record-low temperatures gripped Hokkaido on Friday, causing traffic disruption across the island.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 2, 2019
Part of Australia's Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods with more rain on the way
Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area.
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.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 28, 2018
Australia likely to set December heat record, prompting fire bans and health warnings
Australia looks set to sweat through one of its hottest Decembers ever, the national weather bureau said on Friday, prompting fire bans, health warnings and big crowds trying to cool off at beaches.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 19, 2018
Records reveal detailed strategy to amend pacifist Constitution by former PM Nobusuke Kishi, Abe's grandfather
Ex-Prime Minister Kishi set a two-year timeline to revise the postwar security treaty with the United States as a precursor to amending the pacifist Constitution, declassified records show.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 15, 2018
Pop! Pizza brings a slice of Americana to Kyoto
Inspired by his upbringing in western Pennsylvania, Pop! Pizza owner-chef Daniel McNellie aims to share the overall cultural experience of American pizzerias: awesome pizza, beer, movies and music.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2018
Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins
Sixteen-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii secured his 100th official match victory Wednesday, becoming the youngest professional player of the Japanese board game to reach the milestone in addition to doing so at the fastest pace in history.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2018
High bid for Japanese snow crab makes it into Guinness World Records
A snow crab caught in Tottori Prefecture earlier this month has been recognized by Guinness World Records as garnering the most expensive bid ever for a crab at auction, the prefectural government said Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 8, 2018
Wheelchair ramp jump tops list of new Guinness World Records for 2018
Guinness World Records celebrates its annual records day on Thursday, honoring a long list of people who have done highly improbable things better than anyone else.

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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