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In other world news, the world’s oldest person has died at age 116. Jiroemon Kimura from Kyotango in Japan, Jiroemon has seen it all seeing four emperors and 61 prime ministers come and go.
Jiroemon Kimura was the oldest person and was the oldest man to have ever lived. Jiroemon was born on April 19th 1897; this was at a time when Queen Victoria was on the British Throne. It’s been reportedly said by the Japanese media that Kimura died of natural causes on early Wednesday.
The Kyotango region resident he became the oldest man in history when on late December 2012 at the age of 115 years old and 253 days, he made history after the death of Dina Manfredhini an Italian-American woman who lived Lowa. However the longest living person in history was Jeanne Calment, Jeanne was a French woman; she died in 1997 at the age of 122.
Kimura died in the hospital in his hometown of Kyotango, the local government said that Kimura had been getting treatments for Pneumonia since late last month.
Japan’s extraordinary permanence, his replacement as the world’s oldest person is fellow citizen Misao Okawa. Who is of age 115 year old woman she already holds the title of the world’s oldest woman
Up until his death Kimura was one of the only many people alive and born in the 1890’s. Kimura had lived through the supremacy of four Japanese emperors and the administrations of 61 prime ministers.
Kimura had spent a lot of time in bed at the home where he was staying with his grandson’s widow, Eiko Kimura who took care of him and served his favorite breakfast of rice porridge and miso soup.
His family genes may have played a part this is due to the fact that his four siblings survived beyond the age of 90 and his youngest brother died at the age of 100. Kimura had seven grandchildren, 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
When he was a teenager at the age of just 14 years old Kimura dropped out of school and started working where he spent his 45 years working for the post office. Kimura retired more than half a century but he helped his son on his farm until he was 90 years old.
Okawa was born in 1898 during the time of the Spanish- American war. Nonetheless she says that when it comes to food she is not picky about what she eats but Okawa is indeed very fond of Pickled Mackerel. It hasn’t been confirmed on what’s her new status by the Guinness world’s records.
Japan’s regular life expectancy when Kimura was born was around 44; but it now stands to 83. The country’s home is more than 51,000 centenarians and around 20 super centenarians, or people with age 110 or old.