A Japanese man just lately named the world’s oldest residing male has died aged 112, a neighborhood official stated 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 stated.
The information got here lower than two weeks after he was formally acknowledged by Guinness World Information.
Watanabe, who had 5 kids, stated the key to longevity was to “not get offended and maintain a smile in your face”.
He admitted a penchant for sweets akin to custard pudding and ice cream.
The oldest man in Japan is now Issaku Tomoe, who’s 110 years outdated, in accordance with Jiji Press, though it was not clear if Tomoe holds the title globally.
The oldest residing individual 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 acknowledged 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 individual — Jeanne Louise Calment of France — died in 1997 on the age of 122, in accordance with Guinness.
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