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Guinness World Records recognizes 116-yr-old Japanese woman as world’s oldest living person

Tokyo: A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been recognised as the world’s oldest person by the Guinness World Records on Saturday.

Kane Tanaka still enjoys studying math and playing board games. She was born on 2 January 1903. According to Guinness, it was the same year when the Wright brothers launched the first powered flight.

As reported by NDTV, Ms Tanaka lives in a nursing home in western Japan’s Fukuoka. Her recognition was celebrated there itself by the city mayor Soichiro Takashima and other well-wishers.

When asked about her happiest moment in life, she replied: “Now.”

Mr Tanaka married Hideo Tanaka in 1922. She has four children and adopted a fifth.

As for her daily routine, she usually wakes up at 6 am each morning. She studies mathematics and practices calligraphy in the afternoons. Playing Othello is one of her favourite pastimes.

It must be noted that Japan has one of the world’s highest life expectancies.

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