World’s oldest dwelling individual turns 119

“Nice achievement. (Kane Tanaka) reached 119 years of age,” Junko tweeted, with {a photograph} of her great-grandmother, whom she noticed in December. “I hope you may proceed to dwell life cheerfully and to the fullest.”

Junko shared a photograph on Twitter of two commemorative Coca-Cola bottles that Tanaka was given for her birthday, the labels customized together with her identify and age.

“Birthday reward 1: Introducing the presents acquired for Kane’s birthday. Actually admire this reward. Coca-Cola firm made a commemorative birthday bottle. It appears (Kane) remains to be ingesting Coca-Cola as ordinary,” Junko tweeted.
Junko spoke to CNN in March 2021, when her great-grandmother was making ready to hold the Olympic torch forward of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Summer time Olympics. She began the Twitter account in January 2020 to commemorate Tanaka’s life.
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“I could be biased as a result of I am associated to her however I feel it is type of superb — I needed to share that with the world and for individuals to really feel impressed and to really feel her pleasure,” Junko mentioned.

Born in 1903, Tanaka married a rice store proprietor on the age of 19, and labored within the household retailer till she was 103.

Tanaka has lived by a mess of historic occasions, surviving two world wars and the 1918 Spanish flu. Her life has spanned 49 Summer time and Winter Olympic Video games.

“I do not bear in mind her speaking a lot in regards to the previous … She’s very ahead pondering — she actually enjoys dwelling within the current,” Tanaka’s grandson, Eiji Tanaka, advised CNN final 12 months.

Tanaka resides in a nursing house in Fukuoka prefecture. Her household mentioned she retains her thoughts and physique engaged by doing math, and remaining curious.
The Guinness E book of World Data acknowledged her because the world’s oldest dwelling individual in 2019.
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In September 2021, Spain’s Saturnino de la Fuente García grew to become the oldest dwelling man at 112 years outdated. He was born in 1909, and endured the Spanish Civil Struggle, working as a shoemaker.

He mentioned the key to an extended life is, “A quiet life… and don’t harm anybody,” in keeping with a press launch from Guinness World Data.

Tanaka acquired congratulatory messages from Twitter customers on her birthday.

“It is superior that at 119 years outdated she will look straight on the digicam and make a peace signal,” said Twitter consumer @TuNatoron.
“Congratulations!! Please all the time keep wholesome,” said Mee-san, one other Twitter consumer.


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