|Native name||猪飼 たね|
|Born||18 January 1879
Kansei, Aichi, Japan
|Died||12 July 1995
(aged 116 years, 175 days)
Cause of death
Tane Ikai (猪飼 たね Ikai Tane?, 18 January, 1879 – 12 July 1995) was a Japanese supercentenarian who was, at her death, the oldest person ever from Japan. She was the first person from Japan verified to have celebrated a 116th birthday.
Tane Ikai was born on 18 January 1879 in the village of Kansei, Aichi Prefecture (now part of Minato-ku, Nagoya). She was the third daughter of six children of a farming family. She married at age 20, had three sons and a daughter, and separated from her husband when she was 38 in 1917. She entered a nursing home at the age of 89 in 1968. In 1988, at the age of 109, she suffered a stroke and was moved to a hospital, where she remained bedridden for the rest of her life.
Ikai became Japan's oldest person at the age of 113 in 1992 following the death of 114-year-old Waka Shirahama. She outlived all of her children and died on 12 July 1995, aged 116 years and 175 days. An autopsy indicated that she died of kidney failure.
- List of the verified oldest people
- List of Japanese supercentenarians
- National longevity recordholders
- Oldest people
|Oldest Japanese person ever
14 April 1993 – 27 August 2014