World’s oldest woman turns 119 as she celebrates her birthday at Japan’s nursing home

World’s oldest woman turns 119 as she celebrates her birthday at Japan’s nursing home

January 4, 2022 0

What happened:

On January 2, Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 119 birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan. Kane Tanaka was born a year before the Russia-Japan war and witnessed both World Wars. She also registered her name in the Guinness World Records in 2019 as the “world’s oldest living person.” Kane Tanaka also achieved an all-time Japanese age record when she became 117 years old. She was born on January 2, 1903.

Details:

Kane Tanaka is the seventh among her nine siblings and was married at 19. Kane Tanaka’s son also fought in the 2nd Sino-Japanese war. Whereas, Japanese media reported that her immediate goal is to live until 120. USAToday quoted Kane’s grandson, Eiji Tanaka, as, “I hope she remains healthy and has fun every day as she grows older.” Japanese media also reported that she is fond of carbonated drinks and until the age of 108 she used to have Coke on a daily basis. 

What else:

She was born in the same year as the Wright brothers and six months before the British novelist George Orwell. Previously, the oldest man in the world was a Japanese who died at the age of 116 in 2013.

Rana Abdullah Hammad
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