116-year-old Sets Record as Oldest Living Person in the World

Kane Tanaka has been recognised as the oldest person living in the world. The woman was officially confirmed by the organisation at the nursing home where she resides in Fukuoka, Japan.

Tanaka had been presented with a certificate for the record.

According to Guinness World Record, Kane was born prematurely on January 2, 1903. The woman married a Hideo Tanaka four days after her 19th birthday.

116-year-old Japanese woman

116-year-old Japanese woman honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records Source: Guinessworldrecords.com

Her husband was a business man who ran a family business called Tanaka Mochiya. The business sold sticky rice and Udon noodles. Kane became involved in the family business after her husband was called for military service in 1937.

116-year-old Japanese woman

The Japanese woman with her brothers and sisters Source: Guinessworldrecords.com

The woman’s first son also joined the military in 1943, and was held captive by the Soviet Union after the second world war, and returned to Japan in 1947.

Kane who now lives at a nursing home wakes up at 6 in the morning. She studies in the afternoon and plays board games.

116-year-old Japanese woman

Family photo with all her relatives Source: Guinessworldrecords.com


Meanwhile, we had earlier reported the story of another woman who might be the oldest woman in the world. The Bolivian woman Julia Flores Colque is nearly 118 and her national identity card states that she was born on October 26, 1900.


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