World's oldest person, Japan's Nabi Tajima, dies at 117

25 April, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Sally Reid
  • Nabi Tajima the world's oldest person died of old age at 117 in a hospital Saturday evening in Kikai Japan

The world's oldest living person, Japanese woman Nabi Tajima, has passed away of old age at 117 years 260 days. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital yesterday shortly before 8 pm.

Ms Tajima became the oldest person in the world after the death of Violet Brown, a Jamaican who died in September 2015, aged 117.

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The world's oldest person has died at the age of 117.

Born on August 1900, Tajima was the last living person known to have been born in the 19th century.

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We will remind, in January of 2018, in Spain at the age of 113 years died the oldest man on the planet, Francisco núñez Olivera. She was said to have over 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed hand-dancing to the music of a shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument. "As she had been a hard worker, I want to tell her 'rest well, '" Tajima's 65-year-old grandson, Hiroyuki, told reporters.

Chiyo Miyako, another Japanese woman, has become the world's oldest person, the research group reported.

Guinness World Records certified 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of northern Japan as the world's oldest man earlier this month, and was planning to recognize Tajima as the world's oldest person.

The World Health Organization studied longevity in Japan in 2011.