The world’s oldest woman dies

Kane Tanaka died at the age of 119 in Fukuoka, the city where he lived. Married at the age of 19, lived in five different eras in Japan (Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei and present-day Reiwa) and had set a goal to celebrate 120 years

The world’s oldest woman, Kane Tanaka from Japan, died at the age of 119 in Fukuoka, the city where she lived, local authorities confirmed.

Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903 in the ancient village of Wajiro, which is now part of the city of Fukuoka. He died at a hospital in that city on the 19th at the age of 119 years and 108 days.

Kane Tanaka, who married at the age of 19, in five different eras in Japan (Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei and now Reiwa) and had set a goal to celebrate her 120th birthday next year, according to her family.

He had lived in a nursing home for a few years now and appeared regularly in Japanese articles and television programs as a national celebration of his birthday or Respect for the Elderly.

Chocolate was his favorite food and he also liked carbonated drinks, as has been seen many times in photos and videos posted by local media.

The elderly woman was scheduled to carry the Tokyo Olympic torch in 2020, postponed until 2021, but the worsening of the pandemic in the country prevented that goal from being achieved.

Since 2019, Tanaka has been recognized by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) and the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest woman and person.

After her death, the French nun Lucile Randon, better known as Sister André, now 118 years and 74 days old, now holds the title.

The oldest Japanese is now 115-year-old Fusa Tatsumi, who is also the fifth oldest in the world.

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