Rakugo Master’s Long-running Tv Show Earns Guinness World Record

Rakugo master’s long-running TV show earns Guinness World RecordKatsura Bunshi VI’s TV variety program was certified by Guinness World Records as the longest running television talk show with the same host.
“My 45 years with the show is like a medal to me,” the 71-year-old “rakugo” (comic storytelling) master said on July 2, after receiving the certificate. “I’m really glad I got to be part of it.”

Nadal Ends Long Wait For Title On Grass

Nadal ends long wait for title on grassRafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 Sunday to win the Mercedes Cup for the third time and claim his first title on grass since Wimbledon in 2010.
The top-seeded Spaniard, who had no aces in his semifinal win over Gael Monfils, ended the first set tiebreaker with an ace — his ninth. Nadal saved the only break point he faced.

Achieving Long Life And Low Cost In Separators For Fuel Cells With High Precision Metal Surface Processing Technology

Achieving long life and low cost in separators for fuel cells with high precision metal surface processing technologySun Industry, with support from the government, is applying its high level of stamping and plating technology to the development of separators for fuel cells. Using titanium, which is notoriously difficult to process, Sun has succeeded in creating separators with low cost, yet long life.

Mcilroy Caps Long Week With Match Play Crown

McIlroy caps long week with Match Play crownRory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.
No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin for- mat. He had to beat three players on the same day, a first in the 17 years of this tournament. And three times, he stood on the 17th tee trailing.

Lexus Rc F Official Pace Car At Long Beach Grand Prix

Lexus RC F Official Pace Car at Long Beach Grand PrixA custom-wrapped Lexus RC F was one of the official pace cars at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach — here are some photos from the race.
The car was built by VIP Auto Salon, and features Vossen VFS-2 wheels in satin bronze, RS-R coilovers, and an A’PEXi exhaust.

Spring Filter With Long Working Life

Spring filter with long working lifeAt the Manufacturing Business Matching Fair, Monobe Engineering exhibited the Mono-MAX Filter, a newly developed filter with a very long working life. Developed with support from a Japanese Government program, this large spring filter uses Monobe’s precision processing technology. To manufacture the filter, highly corrosion resistant stainless steel wire is processed into a special curved form, and this hard spring material is made into a coil. In this structure, vibration or expansion and contraction of the coil is utilized to dislodge attached residue.

Australia Sent On Long Road To Start World Cup Qualifying

Australia sent on long road to start World Cup qualifyingAsian Cup champion Australia was drawn into a far-flung qualifying group Tuesday to start a long journey toward the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Australia will play Jordan, a 12,000-kilometer (7,500-mile) trip, plus Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and its nearest opponent Bangladesh, a 7,000-kilometer (4,350-mile) journey, in the 40-team first group stage.

Kikkawa You's New Song To Be Over 17 Minutes Long

Kikkawa You's new song to be over 17 minutes longThe details on Kikkawa You's new single that's scheduled for a May 6 release has been revealed.
Previously, we reported that Kikkawa's upcoming single would be "a unique work in idol history." The title of this single has been confirmed to be "Hana". Produced by michitomo, "Hana" is 17 minutes and 25 seconds long. The lyrics were written by NOBE, Omori Seiko, and Daika Naoka, thus conveying three different world views.

Baseball: Tanaka Reports To Camp, Plays Long Toss

Baseball: Tanaka reports to camp, plays long tossMasahiro Tanaka was back in the fold as his second season with the New York Yankees officially got under way after reporting to camp in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday.
Tanaka, who arrived the previous day, was in high spirits and showing no signs of trouble from a damaged right elbow. The righty threw about 70 pitches in a long toss at the team's minor league complex with pitching coach Larry Rothschild looking on.