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The Kyoto Prefecture man recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest person turned 116 on Friday, receiving congratulations from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and others.

Jiroemon Kimura, of the city of Kyotango, received congratulatory messages at his home via Facebook and email, including from Mayor Yasushi Nakayama. He also received a certificate from Guinness recognizing him as the world’s oldest person.

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