World’s oldest woman dies at age of 119 in Japan

In Japan, a woman who has been certified as the world’s oldest person has passed away at 119-year-old, according to the local officials.

On Monday, the officials stated that Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan. In a similar year, the Wright brothers have been escaped for the first time as well as Marie Curie became the first woman to bag a Nobel Prize.

Moreover, she was in good health, and she was living at a nursing home, where she showed an interest in the board games, solving maths problems, soda as well as chocolate, as per the sources.

During Tokyo Olympics 2021, she decided to use a wheelchair to participate in the torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, but the pandemic stopped her from participating in that.

Along with this, in her younger years, Tanaka ran various businesses, including a noodle shop as well as a rice cake store. She further married a man named Hideo Tanaka, which was a century ago in 1922, giving birth to four young ones as well as adopting the fifth one.

When the Guinness World Records recognized her as the oldest person alive in 2019, she was asked what moment she was the happiest in life, and her answer was “Now.”

In addition, her daily routine was described at the time as including a 6:00 am wake-up, as well as afternoons spent studying mathematics and working on calligraphy.

Meanwhile, Guinness mentioned in the statement, “One of Kane’s favorite pastimes is a game of Othello, and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff.”

The local governor named Seitaro Hattori hailed the life of Tanaka after she died on April 19. On Monday, he asserted, “I was looking forward to seeing Kane-san on this year’s Respect for the Aged Day (a national holiday in September) and celebrating together with her favorite soda and chocolate. I am extremely saddened by the news.”

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