The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan, in her younger days alongside a more recent photo
116 Years 66 days
March 9th 2019, (Tokyo, Japan)Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Kane TANAKA is the world’s Oldest living person & female at 116 years, and, as of today, 66 days old.  
Ms. Tanaka was presented the official certificate today by Kaoru ISHIKAWA, the official adjudicator and the head of Japan Records Management Team of Guinness World Records, at the nursing home where she currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan.  She was surrounded by her family and the mayor of Fukuoka city.   She took the title after Ms. Chiyo MIYAKO (Japan, b. 2 May 1901) who passed away on 22nd July, 2018. 
Ms. Tanaka was born to Kumakichi and Kuma Ota on January 2nd, 1903 as the 7th children of the 8. She got married on January 6th, 1922, with Hideo Tanaka, had 4 children with him and also adopted one girl from her sister. 
These days at the nursing home, she wakes up at 6 o’clock in the morning and goes to bed around 9 PM, enjoys studying mathematics and playing Othello.
The Oldest person ever to have lived was Jeanne Louise Calment (France) who reached the age of 122 years and 164 days.
The Oldest person living (male) is currently under investigation after Masazo Nonaka (Japan) passed away on January 20th, 2019 at age 113 years 179 days. Further information will be announced upon confirmation of the next record holder. The Oldest person ever (male) is Jiroemon Kimura (Japan), who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013.
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