Monday, 27 May 2019

This 116 years old Japanese woman named as the world oldest woman by Guinness World Records


Kane TanakaKane Tanaka - A 116-year-old Japanese woman is named as the world's oldest woman by Guinness World Records. The woman named Kane Tanaka still enjoys learning mathematics and playing board games in her old age. She was born on January 2nd, 1903, the same year when the Wright brothers launched their first flight.

Tanaka's coronation as the oldest woman in the world was celebrated in a nursing home in western Fukuoka by the mayor of Soichiro Takashima and others. She married Hideo Tanaka in 1922. From the marriage they have four children and one adopted child.

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In her daily life, Tanaka usually wakes up every 6:00 a.m. and spends time by learning mathematics and practicing calligraphy. "One of Tanake's favorite pastimes is the Othello game and she is an expert in the classic board game. She often defeats the staff who nursed her" said a statement by Guinness.

Japan itself is one of the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world and is home to people who are recognized to be the oldest humans who have ever lived.


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