• Kyodo


Kamato Hongo, the oldest living person in Japan, turned 114 at his home in Kagoshima on Sunday.

According to his daughter, Shizue Kurauchi, 77, Hongo has undergone a recent change in lifestyle in which he now sleeps for two days and then stays awake for two days.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.