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117-year-old Nabi Tajima passes away in Japan

117-year-old Nabi Tajima passes away in Japan

Town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed that Tajima had passed to the AP, and now her incredible, long, life is being put into perspective after becoming the world's oldest living person seven months ago.

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese girl, has expired.

According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group, another Japanese woman, Chiyo Yoshida, is now the world's oldest person in its records at 116. She had significantly more than 160 enfant.

Tajima, born August 4, 1900, was the last known person born from the 19thcentury. She had been hospitalized since January.

Video shown on Japanese television, showed Tajima moving her hands to the beat of music played on traditional Japanese instruments at a ceremony to mark the achievement.

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Japan is also home to the world's oldest man according to the Guinness World Records.

After Tajima's death another Japanese woman Chiyo Miyako, has now become the world's oldest person, according to the USA -based Gerontology Research Group.

She died in a hospital in southern Japan in the town of Kikai yesterday.

"Ms Tajima was living at a nursing centre for the elderly". "She died there (Saturday) due to her advanced age".

In her country alone, Nabi had been holding the oldest living person title since 2015.


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