- A 112-year-old Japanese has been recognised by the Guinness World Records on Tuesday, April 10, as the world's oldest living man
- The man, Masazo Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905, has seven brothers and one sister
- Nonaka was certified as the world’s oldest man after Francisco Nunez Olivera in Spain died in January at the age of 113
Guinness World Records on Tuesday, April 10, recognised Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese national, as the world’s oldest living man.
Nonaka, who lives in a family-run hot spring inn on the northern island of Hokkaido, received a certificate from Erika Ogawa, vice president for Japan at the record-keeping organization, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that according to Guinness World Records, the former inn owner in the town of Ashoro now likes to spend time with his family and also reads newspapers, watches TV and indulges in sweets.
Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905, just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. In 1931, Nonaka married Hatsuno and went on to have five children with her. He has seven brothers and one sister, who live nearby in the town.
He was certified as the world’s oldest man after Francisco Nunez Olivera in Spain died in January at the age of 113.
Guinness World Records’ editor-in-chief, Craig Clenday, said: “Mr Nonaka’s achievement is remarkable – he can teach us all an important lesson about the value of life and how to stretch the limits of human longevity."
The world’s oldest living person is Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old resident of the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima, according to the U.S.-based Gerontology Research Group. She was born on August 4, 1900.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported Jamaica's Violet Mosse Brown passed away on September 15, 2017. She was named world's oldest person in April of same year. Nicknamed "Aunt V," Brown was born in Trelawney, Jamaica on March 10, 1900.
She succeeded Italy’s Emma Morano, who was the last person whose life spanned three centuries from 1899 to 2017. In a past interview, Brown said her secret to long life was staying single and eating a raw egg every day.
Andrew Holness, Jamaica's Prime Minister, announced the sad news on Twitter.
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