Notable Press and Media Appearances
- National Public Radio, My Fellow Americans: 'Speed Cuber' Shotaro Makisumi, July 12, 2004.
- 15-minute segment on Kioku no Chikara II (The Power of Memory II), Japanese prime-time documentary program on Nippon Television, June 25, 2005.
- Main subject of a full-length documentary CubeFreak (titled after my cubing website). Accepted in the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival.
- Princeton University's video feature, Shotaro Makisumi dreams in cubes, February 10, 2011.
- Two entries in Guinness World Records 2006, August 15, 2005.
- Two entries in Book of Alternative Records, October 1, 2004.
- Entry in Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Expect...The Unexpected, Ripley Publishing, August 1, 2006.