At 116 years, Japanese woman named world’s oldest person

Tanaka, who lives in a Japanese nursing home received the Guinness World Records certificates at a ceremony by families and local officials. She was honored for the world’s oldest person alive and oldest woman living.

“The world’s oldest? Thank you so much”, Tanaka said.

Tanaka, born on January 2, 1903, was emotional and said the recognition was the most exciting one in her life.

The oldest man was a Japanese, who died in 2013 at 116 years and 54 days. The person who lived the longest is French woman, Jeanne Calment. She lived to be 122 years and 164 days and died on August 4, 1997.

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