Tag - records



Japan Times
Oct 27, 2018
Balkan chefs break pancake record
A team of Balkan chefs rustled up a record number of a pancakes on Friday, making 14,186 in eight hours at Sarajevo's tourist fair.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2018
Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $1.5 billion jackpot
Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot of $1.5 billion, just short of a world record, an official said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2018
U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits world-record $1.6 billion
The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion, a world record for a lottery, after Friday's drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2018
Guinness World Records celebrates new achievements in latest edition, including those of 83-year-old Japanese DJ
An 83-year-old Japanese disc jockey, an elderly flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2018
Secret to Japanese couple's 80 years of marriage — wife's patience
Japan is known for its abundance of centenarians and can now lay claim to having the world's oldest living married couple, with a combined age of 208 — a feat the wife credits to her patience during 80 years of marriage.
Jul 27, 2018
Japan's oldest person, Chiyo Miyako, dies at 117
Japan's oldest person, Chiyo Miyako, has died at age 117, the health ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
French swimmer departs from Japan and begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt
Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, on Tuesday in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.
Japan Times
May 28, 2018
A 10,000-km swim across the Pacific to spotlight pollution? Ben Lecomte ready to jump in
In early June, Ben Lecomte will enter the waters off Choshi Marina Beach in Chiba Prefecture to begin a 10,000-km (5,400-nautical-mile) swim across the Pacific Ocean that seeks to shine a light on ocean pollution and plastic contamination, and put Lecomte into the history books as the first person to swim the Pacific.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2018
'Hard-bitten' marathon runner Yuki Kawauchi recognized by Guinness World Records
Marathon runner Yuki Kawauchi received a certificate from Guinness World Records in his hometown on Sunday recognizing him for completing the highest number of marathons in under 2 hours, 20 minutes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 22, 2018
Last three years hottest on record: U.N.
The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2018
Cherry tree hits full bloom in Kochi, breaking Japanese record by two days
A Somei-Yoshino cherry tree being monitored in Kochi reached full bloom on Monday, the Metrological Agency said.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2018
Foreign tourists set new record for hotel stays in Kyoto, with most visiting from China
A survey of 36 major Kyoto city hotels showed that foreigners accounted for 40.5 percent of their total guests in 2017, the highest figure recorded since the survey began in 2014.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2018
Nissan taps top exec to fortify push into top growth market China
Nissan Motor Co. is doubling down on its push in China, naming one of its top executives to head operations in a market the carmaker expects to be its biggest growth driver over the next five years.
Mar 2, 2018
Aussie swimmer nearing 100 sets world record at Commonwealth trials
Australian George Corones, who will celebrate his 100th birthday next month, shaved a good chunk of time off the 50 meters long course freestyle world record for his age group at this week's Commonwealth Games trials.
Feb 28, 2018
Hotel stays by overseas tourists in Japan hit record high of 78 million in 2017
Hotel and inn stays by overseas tourists rose 12.4 percent from a year earlier to a record high of 78 million, reflecting robust demand in rural areas, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday.
Nov 19, 2017
New rules for managing official documents
Draft guidelines for managing official documents mark a step forward.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2017
Cash-strapped Toshiba may end sponsorship of 'Sazae-san' cartoon after 48-year run
Toshiba Corp., which incurred massive losses from the bankruptcy of its U.S. nuclear unit, is considering quitting as sponsor for the popular cartoon show "Sazae-san" after 48 years, sources said Tuesday.
Sep 17, 2017
Oldest woman dies at 117 in Jamaica; Kagoshima resident likely to take title
Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, died on Friday, local media reported. She was 117.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2017
Holy guacamole: Mexicans mash up 3 tons of the dip as a NAFTA message
The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2017
New honor for Olympic legend Mills
Legendary distance runner Billy Mills, whose performance at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics catapulted him to global fame, is receiving a special honor close to home.


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