Japan: World’s oldest person Kane Tanaka passes away at age 119

The oldest person of the world from Japan, Kane Tanaka has passed away at age 119.

According to media reports, the world’s oldest person Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, the year of the Wright Brothers’ first controlled flight of their motor-driven airplane. She was confirmed by Guinness World Records in 2019 as the oldest living person.

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The Japanese woman Kane Tanaka was died of old age at a hospital in Fukuoka city, western Japan, on April 19. She had been partial to chocolate and fizzy drinks during her life.

According to media reports, Japan has a dwindling and rapidly ageing population. As of last September, Japan had 86,510 centenarians, and nine out of every 10 were women.