Yamaguchi centenarian breaks another 1,500-meter swim record

National Apr 5, 2015

Yamaguchi centenarian breaks another 1,500-meter swim record

A woman from Yamaguchi Prefecture has become the first centenarian in the world to complete a 1,500-meter swim in a 25-meter pool. Competing in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Mieko Nagaoka, 100, finished the race in a world-record time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 54 seconds, ...

National Sep 13, 2013

Centenarians set to hit record high of 54,397

The number of people in Japan 100 or older is set to hit a record high of 54,397 on Sunday, up 3,021 from a year earlier, the health ministry said Friday. The number of men 100 and over is expected to reach 6,791 and the ...