World's oldest person dies at 116 in Japan

June 12th, 2013  
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Topic: World's oldest person dies at 116 in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, died on Wednesday, Japanese media said. Kimura, who lived in Kyotango near Kyoto in western Japan, had been hospitalized for pneumonia since last month. He became the world's oldest person on December 17, 2012, after the former title holder, a 115-year-old woman from Iowa died, according to Guinness World Records. Kimura was born in 1897 the same year as aviator Amelia Earhart and the year Queen Victoria marked her Diamond Jubilee. He worked as a postal employee and as a farmer at his home. ...


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