. In Case You’ve Missed It Kane Tanaka, born in 1903 and world’s oldest person, celebrates 119th birthday in nursing home « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY- Kane Tanaka celebrated her 119th birthday in Japan, extending her record as the world’s oldest person to another year. According to multiple Japanese media outlets, Tanaka took in the new year and her birthday Sunday at a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan. Tanaka’s family said she intends to live another year to reach her 120th birthday, further bolstering her feat in Guinness Book of Records, which began tallying her age in March 2019, when she had turned 116. Eiji Tanaka, her 62-year-old grandson, told the Japanese news outlet Kyodo: “I hope she remains healthy and has fun every day as she grows older.”


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