The world’s oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura who lived until he was 116 years old was also from Japan.

Meet the worlds oldest man born the year Wright brothers made their first successful flight
news Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 18:16

At the age of 112 years and 161 days, Japan's Yasutore Koide has been officially declared the world's oldest living male.

A tailor by profession, Koide was born in 1903, the year Wright brothers created the first ever succeesful airplane. Guinness World Records website said, "He still is able to walk when he is at home, but otherwise he uses a wheelchair, he uses his own teeth rather than dentures to eat and can read the newspaper without glasses."

Officials from the Guinness World Records visited Yasutaro Koide at a care facility near his home in Nagoya city in central Japan on Friday, NHK news agency reported.

According to Guinness World Records, Japan has about about 54,000 centenarians. The world’s oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura who lived until he was 116 years old was also from Japan.

Current oldest living person (female) is Susannah Mushatt Jones who is now 116 years old.

Koide on his secret to his longevity said "the best thing is to not overdo," as well as recommended not to smoke or drink. The last oldest man was Sakari Momoi from Fukushima prefecture. He passed away on July 5, aged 112.

 

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