World's Oldest Man Celebrates His 112th Birthday
The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has celebrated his 112th birthday with his family in Japan.
Sakari Momoi is a Japanese supercentenarian and is the world's oldest living man. He took the title after Alexander Imich from the United States passed away at the age of 111 years and 124 days in 2014. Imich was only one day older than Momoi.
Momoi was born on 5 February, 1903, in Fukushima city, became a teacher and later worked as the principal of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture. In 1928 he married the late Mrs Tamiko and had 5 children. His record age was verified using his birth certificate and several other official documents.
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Mr Momoi lives in a hospital in Tokyo. He likes reading, especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoyed traveling around Japan with his wife before she passed away. His family were very pleased with the record, but requested a peaceful atmosphere for their father.
The oldest living woman – and currently the oldest living person – is Misao Okawa (Japan), who was born on 5 March 1898 in Osaka, Japan, and is 116 years, 168 days old.
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The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment (France), who lived to 122 years and 164 days, and the oldest man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (Japan), who was born on April 19, 1897, and passed away aged 116 years, 54 days on June 12, 2013.