(FILES) On this Japan Pool image acquired through Jiji Press on February 12, 2020, 112-year-old Japanese man Chitetsu Watanabe poses subsequent to calligraphy studying in Japanese ‘World Number One’ after he was awarded because the world’s oldest dwelling male in Joetsu, Niigata prefecture.
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A Japanese man just lately named the world’s oldest dwelling male has died aged 112, a neighborhood official stated Tuesday.
Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing residence in the identical prefecture, the official stated.
The information got here lower than two weeks after he was formally recognised by Guinness World Information.
Watanabe, who had 5 youngsters, stated the key to longevity was to “not get angry and keep a smile on your face”.
He admitted a penchant for sweets reminiscent of custard pudding and ice cream.
The oldest man in Japan is now Issaku Tomoe, who’s 110 years previous, in line with Jiji Press, though it was not clear if Tomoe holds the title globally.
The oldest dwelling particular person can be Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old lady.
Japan has one of many world’s highest life expectations and has been residence to a number of folks recognised as among the many oldest people to have ever lived.
They embrace Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man on file, who died quickly after his 116th birthday in June 2013.
The oldest verified particular person — Jeanne Louise Calment of France — died in 1997 on the age of 122, in line with Guinness.