Wed. Jul 24th, 2019

World’s Oldest Human is a Japanese Woman, 116

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Kane Tanaka (116), Guinness World Records - World's Oldest Person

A 116-year-old Japanese woman was recognised as the world’s oldest person alive, said the Guinness World Record.

Kane Tanaka born on the 2nd of January 1903, still enjoys playing board games, and studying math. Her recognition was celebrated at the nursing home she lives in Japan’s south-west Fukuoka, city mayor Soichiro Takashima and other well-wishers attended.




When she was asked about the most happiest moment in her life, she replied -“Now”.

Ms. Tanaka is a morning person, she normally wakes each day at 6 am and passes the afternoons studying mathematics and practicing calligraphy.

Guinness said, “One of Kane’s favourite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff.”

Tanaka the seventh of eight children to her parents. She married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, and they had four children and adopted another child.

The Japanese people’s life expectancy is the highest in the world. There have been plenty of other Japanese people recognised by  Guinness World Record for this feat.

The longest living man on record was Jiroemon Kimura, he died at 116 in 2013.

The oldest person ever lived was Jeanne Louise Calment of France, she died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997.


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