Fukuoka woman becomes Japan's oldest living person

Sep 19, 2020

Fukuoka woman becomes Japan's oldest living person

Tokyo (Japan), September 19: A calculation by Japan's welfare ministry shows a woman in the southwestern city of Fukuoka has become the country's oldest living person on record. She also holds the Guinness World Records title of the world's oldest living person.
As of Saturday, Tanaka Kane is 117 years and 261 days old. She was born on January 2, 1903.
The ministry estimate shows the centenarian is now one day older than the former Japanese record holder, Tajima Nabi, who died in 2018.
Tanaka lives in a care facility. She loves chocolate and fizzy drinks.
Her family members say they are not able to see her regularly due to the coronavirus pandemic. But they say she is in good shape and plans to remain healthy until 120 and beyond.
Source: NHK World