Chiyono Hasegawa

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Chiyono Hasegawa
長谷川 チヨノ
Chiyono Hasegawa.jpg
Born 20 November 1896
Saga Prefecture, Japan
Died 2 December 2011
(aged 115 years, 12 days)
Saga Prefecture, Japan

Chiyono Hasegawa (長谷川 チヨノ Hasegawa Chiyono?, 20 November 1896 – 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian.[1] Aged 115 years 12 days at the time of her death, she was the oldest verified person in Japan (since the death of Kama Chinen on 2 May 2010) and the oldest verified person in Asia. She was the 2nd oldest verified living person in the world behind American woman Besse Cooper. At the time of her death, Hasegawa was one of only 26 people verified to have surpassed a 115th birthday.

Events[edit]

In September 2008 on Senior Citizen's Day, Chiyono Hasegawa, then 111, and her 61-year-old grandson were visited by Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture.[2][3]

On 2 May 2010, the day she became the oldest verified living Japanese person, Hasegawa attended a ceremony held at her nursing home which announced her new record.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan’s oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, dies". The Washington Post. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-12-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Governor's visit to the oldest 111-year-old Hasegawa" (in Japanese). Saga. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "The oldest woman 113-year-old Saga" (in Japanese). NHK. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
Records
Preceded by
Kama Chinen
Oldest living Japanese person
2 May 2010 – 2 December 2011
Succeeded by
Jiroemon Kimura
Preceded by
Kama Chinen
Oldest living Japanese woman
2 May 2010 – 2 December 2011
Succeeded by
Koto Okubo