World’s Oldest Preson Kane Tanaka of Japan Died at the Age of 119

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The world's oldest person Kane Tanaka of Japan died at the age of 119. The data was released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan. Tanaka, who was born prematurely on January 2, 1903, died on April 19. A French nun has been selected as the World’s oldest living person at 118-year.

In Janaury 2019, she became the oldest living person at the age of 116 years and 28 days, which was confirmed by the senior gerontology consultant Robert Young. She survived cancer for two times and lived through a multitude of historical events - two world wars, 1918 Spanish flu, Covid-19 pandemic.

After Jeanne Calment, a French woman who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days, she is the only second oldest person ever recorded.

As per the data released by the Japanese government in 2020, women in the country have a life expectancy of 87.45 years compared with 81.4 for men.

Now, Guinness World Records confirmed that, Lucile Randon, a 118-year-old French nun is the oldest living person in the world. She was born on February 11, 1904. She is also the oldest known survivor of COVID-19.

   Important points for the exam:

  • The world's oldest person Kane Tanaka of Japan died at the age of 119.
  • She was born prematurely on January 2, 1903, died on April 19 confirmed by the Guinness World Records.
  • She survived cancer for two times and lived through a multitude of historical events - two world wars, 1918 Spanish flu, Covid-19 pandemic.
  • As per the data released in 2020, one in every 1,565 people in Japan was over 100 years old - more than 88% of them women.
  • Now, Guinness World Records confirmed that, Lucile Randon, a 118-year-old French nun is the oldest living person in the world. She is also the oldest known survivor of COVID-19.
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