SAITAMA – A 111-year-old Japanese was recognized as the world’s oldest man by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, following the death in June of a Polish-born New Yorker.
A ceremony was held for Sakari Momoi, a former teacher of agricultural chemistry, at a health care institution in Tokyo, where he is receiving care. He is registered as a resident of Saitama Prefecture.
Momoi was one day younger than Alexander Imich, who died at the age of 111 in June. Momoi eats three times a day and is doing well at the institution, a Saitama official said.
A native of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, he likes to eat fish and read books, according to people close to him.
The world’s oldest person recognized by Guinness World Records is Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old Japanese woman who lives in Osaka.