Shogi Master Habu Ties With Holder Of Record Wins

Shogi master Habu ties with holder of record wins

Shogi professional player Yoshiharu Habu has tied with the holder of record number of wins in the game of Japanese chess.

The 48-year-old shogi master played on Thursday a league match to be qualified as the challenger for the Oi title series, one of the eight major shogi titles.

April Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Monthly Record

April foreign visitors to Japan hit monthly record

The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a monthly record in April. But year-on-year growth was moderate.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that more than 2.92 million travelers came to the country last month. That's up 0.9 percent from a year earlier.

Renault Megane R.s. Trophy-r Takes Nurburgring Record From Honda Civic Type R

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R takes Nurburgring record from Honda Civic Type R

Almost exactly two years after the 2017 Honda Civic Type R set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it lost it. The new record holder is the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R with a time of 7 minutes 40.1 seconds. That's 3.7 seconds faster than the Civic on the roughly 13-mile racetrack. You can see the record lap, which was set on April 5, above.

As for the record-setting Renault, it's based on the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy and uses the same turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-four making 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Where it differs is in weight savings and improved suspension. Exact details aren't available on the chassis upgrades, but the Trophy-R weighs about 287 pounds less than the regular Trophy model.

Record Rains On Yonaguni Island

Record rains on Yonaguni Island

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Yonaguni-jima Island in Okinawa Prefecture has received rains at a level seen only once every 50 years.

The agency says warm, humid air destabilized the atmosphere, causing rainclouds to develop over the island from Monday morning.

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Mobile gaming is a big thing and as such, it’s not surprising that more content creators could be focused on creating videos dedicated to mobile games. However, there is the question of how does one successfully capture audio from your mobile game? There are screen recording apps out there, but for the most part, they can’t capture audio.

Instead, users will need to use some kind of external recording device which makes the entire process a bit more complicated than it has to. However, the good news is that according to a report from XDA Developers, they have discovered that in Android Q, it will come with APIs that will let third-party apps record audio from other apps.

Sony's Smartphone Shipments Fell To Record Lows In Q1 2019

Sony's Smartphone Shipments Fell To Record Lows In Q1 2019


As some of you might be aware, Sony hasn’t been having the greatest of runs in the smartphone market for the past couple of years. This has been reflected in the company’s shipments for the previous quarter. Sony’s smartphone shipments fell to a record low in the first quarter of this year.

The company had previously forecasted shipments of 10 million units for the fiscal year ending March 2019. It later revised this figure down to 9 million and later to 7 million. It was revised once again in January this year to 6.5 million. That’s how many smartphones Sony has been able to ship in Q1 2019.

Japan Issues Record Number Of Visas In 2018

Japan issues record number of visas in 2018

The Japanese government granted a record number of visas for foreign nationals in 2018, as more people from China visit the country.

The Foreign Ministry says the country's embassies and consulates issued more than 6.95 million visas last year. That's up 19 percent from the previous year, and a record high.

Sdf Scrambles In Fy2018 2nd Highest On Record

SDF scrambles in FY2018 2nd highest on record

Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of times Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets were scrambled in fiscal 2018 was the second-highest on record.

The ministry says that in the year that ended in March ASDF jets were scrambled 999 times against unidentified aircraft approaching Japan's airspace. That's an increase of 11 percent from fiscal 2017.

Japan's Working Age Population Hits Record Low

Japan's working age population hits record low

Latest data show that Japanese society continues to gray, with the percentage of the population of working age tying a record low.

The Internal Affairs Ministry estimates that the total population, including foreign residents, stood at about 126.4 million as of last October.

Domestic Violence Cases At Record High In 2018

Domestic violence cases at record high in 2018

The number of cases of domestic violence in Japan reached a record high of more than 50,000 last year.

The National Police Agency says officers issued warnings in 51,172 cases of domestic violence last year. The figure is up about 7,000 from the previous year, and is the largest annual total since the prevention law took effect in 2001.

Anti-stalking Orders Hit Record High In 2018

Anti-stalking orders hit record high in 2018

Japan's public safety authorities issued over 1,000 orders against acts of stalking last year, a record high.

The National Police Agency says there were 21,556 consultations and reports of stalking in 2018. That is 1,523 fewer than in 2017, but above the 20,000 mark for the sixth straight year.

Habu Wins Nhk Shogi Tournament, Sets New Record

Habu wins NHK shogi tournament, sets new record

Professional player Yoshiharu Habu has won the NHK Cup TV Tournament for shogi, or Japanese chess, setting a new record of 45 official competition victories.

The ninth-dan shogi master beat Masataka Goda, who also holds the highest rank, in the final aired on Sunday.

Child Abuse Cases Hit Record High In Japan

Child abuse cases hit record high in Japan

Cases of child abuse and the number of abused children both hit record highs in Japan last year.

The National Police Agency says there were 1,380 cases of child abuse nationwide last year involving arrests or questioning. The number of victims under 18 totaled 1,394.