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Japan’s Kane Tanaka Honoured As World’s Oldest Person At 116


Tokyo: A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness Book of World Records. The global records authority officially recognized Kane Tanaka, 116, in a ceremony on Saturday at a nursing home in southwest Japan’s Fukuoka city.

Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903. She is the seventh among eight children. Tanaka married Hideo Tanaka in 1922 and they had four children. The couple had also adopted another child.

Tanaka enjoys Othello board game and loves mathematics. She is an early riser and gets up at 6 am daily, without fail. Her family and the mayor of Fukuoka were present to celebrate the occasion.

Notably, the previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July 2018 at age 117.

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