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RECORDS

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 17, 2017
Nuclear issues aren't a problem for Hiroshima's punk acts — politics are
"Adults are stupid," says Shinji Okoda, who is better known in Hiroshima as "Guy," the vocalist for hardcore punk band Origin of M and owner of Disk Shop Misery and Bloodsucker Records. At 52, he certainly appears to have some authority in the matter.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 3, 2017
Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records
Residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest were enduring sweltering heat on Wednesday as temperatures smashed records and hit triple digits in a region better known for rain and mild weather.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 29, 2017
Sony to crank out vinyl records for first time in 28 years
Proving that vinyl records are making a comeback, Sony announces it will resume production of the music format for the first time in three decades.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 27, 2017
Wrestler Icho not ready to make a decision about 2020 Olympics
Wrestler Kaori Icho on Tuesday requsted more time to decide on competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, when she received a Guiness World Records certificate for her Olympian feats.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 7, 2017
Twisted Doc and Marty swap death notes in 'I Am Not a Serial Killer'
As weird as it sounds, 'I Am Not a Serial Killer' feels like a 'Back to the Future' episode gone horribly wrong, proffering a twisted, satanic version of the Doc-Marty relationship.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 28, 2017
Abe sets record for third-longest stint in office, surpassing Koizumi
With 1,981 days in office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe becomes the third-longest-serving Japanese leader in the postwar era.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
May 15, 2017
Medical big data to be pooled for disease research and drug development in Japan
Last month a bill aimed at facilitating medical research through the use of patient records stored at medical institutions cleared the Diet.
WORLD
Feb 23, 2017
Winning Powerball ticket is worth $435 million in Indiana
A Powerball ticket that was sold in Indiana has matched the winning numbers of a drawing on Wednesday for the game's $435 million jackpot, one of the largest in the lottery's history.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2017
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice was at a record low in January
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2017
Declassified papers show U.S. urged Japan to pay more for security costs in 1980s
The U.S. government in 1983 strongly urged Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone to raise Japan’s share of spending on security, according to diplomatic records declassified by Tokyo on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2017
Chinese leader warmed to Japanese defense strength in 1980s, declassified records show
Chinese government heavyweight Hu Yaobang told Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in 1983 that he would not oppose an "appropriate enhancement" of Japan's defense capabilities, newly declassified records showed Thursday, underscoring the leading Chinese official's conciliatory stance toward the then-Japanese leader.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2017
Former Prime Minister Nakasone sought to halt 1980s trade talks with U.S.
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone resisted pressure from the United States in the 1980s to open up the Japanese market to imports, according to diplomatic records declassified Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 6, 2017
World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming
Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2016
Abe matches Nakasone for fourth place on postwar prime minister longevity list
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe matches the record of 1,806 days in office set by former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in the 1980s, the fourth-longest term held by a prime minister in the postwar era.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Nov 21, 2016
Pikotaro's 'PPAP' sets Guinness World Record
Comedian Pikotaro's music video 'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' has been recognized as the shortest song ever to make the U.S. Billboard Top 100 singles chart.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 28, 2016
Trump-Clinton debate was the most-watched ever
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers Monday night, a record for such an event and a number rarely seen in the age of digital streaming and social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2016
Record 1,658 people take part in Kumamoto 'pinky swearing' event
A record 1,658 people took part in an event at which they engaged in so-called pinky swearing, or entwining little fingers as a sign of a shared promise, on Sunday in the Amakusa area of Kumamoto Prefecture, organizers said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 12, 2016
'Kochikame' manga series goes out with a bang by setting Guinness record
The long-running "Kochikame" saga was officially recognized Monday by Guinness World Records as the single manga series with the most volumes published, its publisher said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2016
Nara city sets record for flowing noodles
The city of Gose in Nara Prefecture on Saturday set a new world record for nagashi somen — noodles flowing in water through a line of bamboo flumes — over a 3,317-meter (10,883-foot) stretch.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 13, 2016
Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday
A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world's longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader's 90th birthday.

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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