1. Most people in a Mini Cooper
On May 5, 2011, Tokyo's Shiodome Nihon TV Studios witnessed one of the greatest human feats of all time, when 21 members of the Caless Dance School squeezed into a Mini Cooper. The reason? Quite simply, to see if 21 women could squeeze into a Mini Cooper. Why else?

2. Longest slab of meat 
The world's longest single slice of meat was cut by Nico Jimnes Rodrigez of Hattori Nutrition College on September 23, 2010. The Iberico ham slice measured 13.35 metres. 

3. Youngest Dance Dance Revolutionary
The youngest person to achieve the ultimate score on a Dance Dance Revolution game did so in Tokyo on August 29, 2010. Ryota Wada mastered the song 'Hyper Eurobeat' at the tender age of nine years, 288 days. A great future awaits. 

4. Biggest bikini parade 
On May 23, 2010, Venus Fort in Tokyo hosted one of the world's most scantily clad world record claims when 323 women stripped down to their bikinis and wandered around the stately shopping mall holding Venus shavers in their hands. A prouder day this city has rarely seen. 

5. Crazy kanpai!
The world's largest toast took place in Tokyo at Jingu Stadium on June 26, 2010, when 27,126 people raised their glasses and shouted, 'kanpai'. At the time of writing, 14 months after the event, plausible reasons have yet to surface.  

6. Busiest, er, mountain…
Takao-san, on the western outskirts of Tokyo, is the world's most visited mountain, having attracted 2.6 million visitors in 2009. After all, there can't be many mountains that have a decent udon shop and a beer garden at the summit.