A Japanese man just lately named the world’s oldest dwelling male has died aged 112, an area official mentioned Tuesday.
Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing house in the identical prefecture, the official mentioned.
The information got here lower than two weeks after he was formally recognised by Guinness World Information.
Watanabe, who had 5 youngsters, mentioned the key to longevity was to “not get offended and hold a smile in your face”.
He admitted a penchant for sweets comparable to custard pudding and ice cream.
The oldest man in Japan is now Issaku Tomoe, who’s 110 years previous, in keeping with Jiji Press, though it was not clear if Tomoe holds the title globally.
The oldest dwelling particular person can be Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old lady.
Japan has one of many world’s highest life expectations and has been house to a number of individuals recognised as among the many oldest people to have ever lived.
They embrace Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man on report, who died quickly after his 116th birthday in June 2013.
The oldest verified particular person — Jeanne Louise Calment of France — died in 1997 on the age of 122, in keeping with Guinness.
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