Yukichi Chuganji

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Yukichi Chuganji
Native name 中願寺 雄吉
Born (1889-03-23)March 23, 1889
Chikushino, Fukuoka, Japan
Died September 28, 2003(2003-09-28)
(aged 114 years, 189 days)
Ogori, Fukuoka, Japan

Yukichi Chuganji (中願寺 雄吉 Chūganji Yūkichi?, March 23, 1889 – September 28, 2003)[1] was a Japanese supercentenarian, the world's oldest man (and later the world's oldest person) until his death at age 114 years, 189 days.[1] Chuganji was one of the few men to hold the world's oldest person title,[2] along with Emiliano Mercado del Toro in 2006–2007 and Jiroemon Kimura in 2012–2013, but Chuganji was not recognized as the world's oldest person during his lifetime; back then, the case of Kamato Hongo was still accepted and considered valid by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) and Guinness World Records, who both withdrew their previous acceptance of Hongo's case in 2012.[2]

He lived in the city of Ogori, Fukuoka, with his 74-year-old daughter Kyoko.[1]

Chuganji was the third verified man in history to reach the age of 114, after Mathew Beard and Christian Mortensen. He died as the verified oldest Asian man ever, breaking the record of 112 years, 191 days by nearly 2 years set by Denzo Ishizaki, and continued to hold the record for a little more than eight years, until being surpassed by Jiroemon Kimura on 26 October 2011. After his death, Japanese woman Mitoyo Kawate became the oldest living person, and Spaniard Joan Riudavets the oldest living man.

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Records
Preceded by
Antonio Todde
Oldest recognized living man
January 3, 2002 — September 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Joan Riudavets
Preceded by
Mae Harrington
Oldest recognized living person
December 29, 2002 — September 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Mitoyo Kawate
Preceded by
Sadayoshi Tanabe
Oldest living Japanese man
January 28, 2000 – September 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Kameni Nakamura
Preceded by
Matsuno Oikawa
Oldest living Japanese person
January 3, 2002 – September 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Mitoyo Kawate
Preceded by
Denzo Ishizaki
Oldest Japanese man ever
October 1, 2001 – October 25, 2011
Succeeded by
Jiroemon Kimura