Gengan Tonaki

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Gengan Tonaki (渡名喜元完 Tonaki Gengan?, October 30, 1884 – January 24, 1997) was Japan's oldest living man [1] from 28 September 1991 to his death at age 112 years, 86 days on January 24, 1997. Tonaki lived in Okinawa Prefecture.[1] He was the first Japanese man to indisputably reach ages 111 and 112. His record of being Japan's oldest verified undisputed man ever was surpassed by Denzo Ishizaki in 1999. At the time of his death, Tonaki was the third oldest living man, behind American men Christian Mortensen and Johnson Parks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tonaka Genkan kokubetsushiki". Ryūkyū Shinpō. 27 January 1997. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
Records
Preceded by
Gihei Оka
Oldest living Japanese man
28 September 1991 – 24 January 1997
Succeeded by
Denzo Ishizaki
Preceded by
Eiju Tsuru
Oldest Japanese man ever
6 October 1995 – 14 January 1999
Succeeded by
Denzo Ishizaki