A 117-year-old Japanese woman, the world’s oldest person Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan. She was older than modern-day Australia and had been hospitalized since January.
Nabi Tajima was the last known person born in the 19th century and recognized as the world’s oldest person. She was born on Aug. 4, 1900. Tajima raised seven sons, two daughters and had 160 young with great-great-great-grandchildren.
Tajima’s 65-year-old grandson Hiroyuki said, “She passed away as if falling asleep. As she had been a hard worker, I want to tell her ‘rest well.”
Sources stated that Tajima was living in the town of Kikai on Kyushu. ‘World’s oldest living person’ is a remarkable title if not short-lived, one. Brown was the oldest person in the world for around five months. She was in the exclusive group of supercentenarians, people who have crossed the 110-year threshold.
The U.S.-based Gerontology Research Group said that Tajima’s secret to longevity was eating delicious things and sleeping well. The group tracks certified people who become supercentenarians.
Chiyo Miyako is now the world’s oldest person, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Chiyo turns 117 on May 2 and lives in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo.
Guinness World Records affirmed 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of northern Japan as the world’s most seasoned man recently and was intending to perceive Tajima as the world’s most established individual.