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A Japanese woman certified the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 119, local officials said Monday.

Kane Tanaka, who died on April 19, was born Jan. 2, 1903, in the city of Fukuoka, the same year the Wright brothers flew for the first time and Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

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