Chiyono Hasegawa

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Chiyono Hasegawa
長谷川 チヨノ
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Born はせがわ チヨノ
20 November 1896
Kiyama, Saga, Japan
Died 2 December 2011 (aged 115 years, 12 days)
Kiyama, Saga, Japan
Known for Supercentenarian

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). She was the 2nd oldest verified living person in the world behind American woman Besse Cooper.


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]

On 2 December 2011, Chiyono Hasegawa died of natural causes, aged 115. After her death, Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest person in Japan, and Koto Okubo the oldest women in Japan.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Japan's day to respect aged
  4. ^ "The oldest woman 113-year-old Saga" (in Japanese). NHK. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-05. [dead link]
  5. ^ 長寿日本一長谷川さん死去 京都の男性が最高齢に (in Japanese) Retrieved 2015-12-19.