The World’s Oldest Human Being Dies At 117
She had been hospitalized since January, she died in the hospital, Saturday evening at Kikai, Southern Japan.
Tajima, was born on Aug. 4, 1900, she raised 7 sons and 2 daughters and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is a small island of about 7,000 people halfway between Okinawa and Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
Sources: The Guardian
Source: Los Angeles Times
The U.S.-based Gerontology Research Group says that another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, is now the world’s oldest person in its records. Miyako lives south of Tokyo in Kanagawa prefecture, and is due to turn 117 in 10 days.