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World’s Oldest Man Dies in Japan Aged 113

World’s Oldest Man Dies in Japan Aged 113

Nonaka's family has run a hot springs inn for four generations.

"We feel shocked at the loss of this big figure", Nonaka's granddaughter, Yuko, told Kyodo News.

He was presented with his Guiness World Record a year ago at his home in Ashoro after the death of the then-oldest living man, Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera.

Mr Nonaka was born on 25 July 1905, years before the First World War began.

He took the record after Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera died in February aged 113.

Masazo Nonaka died peacefully of natural causes while sleeping at an inn run by his family.

Guinness officially recognised Nonaka as the oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera past year.

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Masazo Nonaka enjoyed eating candies and soaking in a hot spring.

He put his long life down to his love for cake and candies, and regular soakings in the hot springs.

On the other hand Jiroemon Kimura, another Japanese man holds the record for the oldest Man ever live, who passed away at the age of 116 years and 54 days in June 2013 as per record of Guinness Book of World records.

But even without the help of science, Japan has been the country with the highest life expectancy since from the beginning.

In the end, he outlived his wife, seven of his siblings and three of his five children, The Associated Press reported.

After breakfast every morning, he would read the paper, and loved watching sumo wrestling and samurai dramas on TV.

The oldest verified person-the French woman Jeanne Louise Calment-died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness World Records.