• Kyodo


The oldest man in the nation, Masamitsu Yoshida, has died at the ripe old age of 112, the welfare ministry announced.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry was informed of the Ota Ward resident’s death on Oct. 29 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday, welfare officials said Thursday.

The oldest man in the country is now 111-year-old Masazo Nonaka of Ashoro, Hokkaido. He was born on July 25, 1905.

The oldest person in Japan is 116-year-old Nabi Tajima, a woman in the town of Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, who was born on Aug. 4, 1900.

As of September, the centenarian population stood at a record 65,692, according to the ministry.

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