I LOVE JAPAN ❤ 日本の今を伝えたい! 世界一のご長寿さん The Oldest Person in the World


Japan is home to the world’s oldest living person, Misao Okawa. She is from Osaka and is at this time, 116 years and 250 days old. She was born in 1898!Misao-Okawa

Credit: Mashable.com


She succeeded the oldest living person in 2013. This person was also Japanese. His name was Jiroemon Kimura.

Misao is what is called a “supercentenarian”. A centenarian is someone who is a hundred years old or over. And a “supercentenarian” is someone who has passed or reached their 110th birthday.

This is an extraordinary achievement! Misao has attributed her health to sushi and sleep.

This shows us that a decent amount of sleep is just as important as eating good food. Let’s hope she continues to stay healthy!



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