List of Japanese supercentenarians

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Chitetsu Watanabe (1907–2020), the world's oldest man upon his death, aged 112 years and 355 days; picture taken in Taiwan during his military service in 1944

Japanese supercentenarians are citizens, residents or emigrants from Japan who have attained or surpassed the age of 110 years. As of January 2015, the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) had validated the longevity claims of 263 Japanese supercentenarians, most of whom are women.[1] As of 18 April 2024, the oldest known living Japanese person is Tomiko Itooka (born in Osaka on 23 May 1908), aged 115 years, 331 days.[2] The oldest verified Japanese and Asian person ever is Kane Tanaka (1903–2022), who lived to the age of 119 years and 107 days, making her the second oldest validated person ever as well. Japan was also home to the world's oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013), who lived to the age of 116 years and 54 days.[3]

100 oldest known Japanese[edit]

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Birthplace Place of death
or residence
01 Kane Tanaka[4] F 2 January 1903 19 April 2022 119 years, 107 days Fukuoka Fukuoka
02 Nabi Tajima[4] F 4 August 1900 21 April 2018 117 years, 260 days Kagoshima Kagoshima
03 Chiyo Miyako[4] F 2 May 1901 22 July 2018 117 years, 81 days Wakayama Kanagawa
04 Misao Okawa[4] F 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days Osaka Osaka
05 Fusa Tatsumi[5] F 25 April 1907 12 December 2023[6] 116 years, 231 days Osaka Osaka
06 Tane Ikai[1] F 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Aichi Aichi
07 Jiroemon Kimura[1] M 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Kyoto Kyoto
08 Shigeyo Nakachi[4] F 1 February 1905 11 January 2021 115 years, 345 days Saga Saga
09 Tomiko Itooka[2] F 23 May 1908 Living 115 years, 331 days Osaka Hyōgo
10 Shimoe Akiyama[4] F 19 May 1903 29 January 2019 115 years, 255 days (unknown) Aichi
11 Anonymous[4] F 15 March 1900 27 September 2015 115 years, 196 days (unknown) Tokyo
12 Shin Matsushita[4] F 30 March 1904 27 August 2019 115 years, 150 days Miyagi Miyagi
13 Mina Kitagawa[4] F 3 November 1905 19 December 2020 115 years, 46 days Shiga Shiga
14 Yoshi Otsunari[4] F 17 December 1906 26 January 2022 115 years, 40 days (unknown) Fukuoka
15 Koto Ōkubo[1][7] F 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Tokyo Kanagawa
16 Chiyono Hasegawa[1] F 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Saga Saga
17 Anonymous[4] F 29 April 1907 30 April 2022 115 years, 1 day (unknown) Hyōgo
18 Kama Chinen[1] F 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Okinawa Okinawa
19 Kahoru Furuya[4] F 18 February 1908 25 December 2022[8] 114 years, 310 days (unknown) Shizuoka
20 Kiyoko Ishiguro[4] F 4 March 1901 5 December 2015 114 years, 276 days Tokyo Kanagawa
21 Yukie Hino[4] F 17 April 1902 13 January 2017 114 years, 271 days (unknown) Niigata
22 Hide Ohira[1] F 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Wakayama Wakayama
23 Okagi Hayashi[2] F 2 September 1909 Living 114 years, 229 days Gifu Gifu
24 Yone Minagawa[1] F 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Fukuoka Fukuoka
25 Ura Koyama[1] F 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 114 years, 218 days Hiroshima Fukuoka
26 Yoshi Baba[4] F 3 June 1907 4 January 2022 114 years, 215 days Yamanashi Yamanashi
27 Iso Nakamura[4] F 23 April 1903 23 November 2017 114 years, 214 days Ishikawa Ishikawa
28 Mitsue Toyoda[4] F 15 February 1902 25 August 2016 114 years, 192 days (unknown) Ōita
29 Tase Matsunaga[1] F 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Niigata Tokyo
Kame Ganeko[4] F 10 April 1905 18 October 2019 Okinawa Okinawa
31 Yukichi Chuganji[1] M 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Fukuoka Fukuoka
32 Kame Nakamura[1] F 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Okinawa Okinawa
33 Mitoyo Kawate[1] F 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Hiroshima Hiroshima
34 Toshie Yorimitsu[4] F 30 September 1901 28 February 2016 114 years, 151 days Kōchi Okinawa
35 Masa Matsumoto[2] F 29 November 1909 Living 114 years, 141 days Shiga Kanagawa
36 Ushi Makishi[9] F 15 February 1909 4 July 2023[10] 114 years, 139 days Okinawa Okinawa
37 Kimiko Ono[11] F 20 June 1908 31 October 2022 114 years, 133 days Wakayama Osaka
38 Tae Ito[4] F 11 July 1903 13 November 2017 114 years, 125 days Iwate Iwate
39 Hama Yasukawa[4] F 19 January 1907 23 May 2021 114 years, 124 days Hyōgo Hyōgo
40 Chiyo Shiraishi[1] F 6 August 1895 19 November 2009 114 years, 105 days Fukushima Ibaraki
41 Michiko Yamazaki[12] F 28 July 1905 31 October 2019 114 years, 95 days Nagano Nagano
42 Asa Takii[1] F 28 April 1884 31 July 1998 114 years, 94 days Hiroshima Hiroshima
43 Tane Matsubara[13] F 15 October 1909 16 January 2024[14] 114 years, 93 days Tochigi Hokkaido
44 Waka Shirahama[15] F 26 March 1878 16 June 1992 114 years, 82 days Kagoshima Miyazaki
Osugi Sogo[16] F 14 August 1905 4 November 2019 Hiroshima Ehime
46 Suekiku Miyanaga[1] F 7 April 1884 20 June 1998 114 years, 74 days Kagoshima Kagoshima
47 Yasue Okai[5] F 25 November 1908 6 February 2023 114 years, 73 days Osaka Osaka
48 Shige Hirooka[1] F 16 January 1897 29 March 2011 114 years, 72 days (unknown) Osaka
49 Ina Okazawa[17] F 10 March 1910 Living 114 years, 39 days Ibaraki Ibaraki
50 Hide Hamabe[5] F 3 December 1908 10 January 2023[18] 114 years, 38 days Miyazaki Miyazaki
Seki Yoshida[19] F 4 January 1910 11 February 2024[20] Ibaraki Ibaraki
52 Tomoe Iwata[4] F 25 March 1904 13 April 2018 114 years, 19 days Iwate Iwate
53 Tane Yonekura[4] F 2 May 1904 19 May 2018 114 years, 17 days (unknown) Kagoshima
54 Kura Bingo[4] F 20 October 1905 31 October 2019 114 years, 11 days (unknown) Nara
55 Yoshiyo Bessho[4] F 1 April 1904 8 April 2018 114 years, 7 days Okayama Okayama
56 Kikue Taira[2] F 26 April 1910 Living 113 years, 358 days Okinawa Okinawa
57 Hatsue Ono[1] F 31 October 1898 17 October 2012 113 years, 352 days Iwate Hokkaido
58 Yasu Akino[1] F 1 March 1885 12 February 1999 113 years, 348 days Shizuoka Shizuoka
59 Nahi Yonamine[4] F 9 March 1908 7 February 2022 113 years, 335 days Okinawa Okinawa
Hisako Shiroishi[2] F 19 May 1910 Living 113 years, 335 days Saitama Saitama
61 Shinobu Hayashi[21] F 15 March 1909 25 January 2023 113 years, 316 days Kumamoto Kumamoto
62 Sayo Taminato[4] F 15 October 1906 7 August 2020 113 years, 297 days Okinawa Okinawa
Fumi Hoshino[4] F 30 October 1908 23 August 2022 Tokyo Tokyo
64 Kimi Asanuma[4] F 3 November 1905 22 August 2019 113 years, 292 days (unknown) Tokyo
65 Tsuneyo Toyonaga[1] F 21 May 1894 22 February 2008 113 years, 277 days Kōchi Kōchi
66 Tomoji Tanabe[1] M 18 September 1895 19 June 2009 113 years, 274 days Miyazaki Miyazaki
67 Mitsue Nagasaki[1] F 18 September 1899 17 June 2013 113 years, 272 days Kumamoto Hiroshima
68 Hisa Ono[22] F 8 December 1905 4 September 2019 113 years, 270 days Saga Saga
69 Shizue Nagata[4] F 25 July 1903 12 April 2017 113 years, 261 days (unknown) Kumamoto
Teru Ōshiro[23] F 10 May 1904 26 January 2018 Okinawa Okinawa
Kimi Kawasaki[24] F 24 March 1909 10 December 2022 Chiba Kanagawa
72 Hatsuno Gotō[4] F 1 September 1903 15 May 2017 113 years, 256 days Niigata Tokyo
73 Tsurue Amō[4] F 1 March 1904 6 November 2017 113 years, 250 days (unknown) Tokushima
74 Katsuko Tago[25] F 28 March 1910 1 December 2023[26] 113 years, 248 days Nagano Tokyo
75 Katsue Kurimoto[4] F 20 March 1907 22 November 2020 113 years, 247 days Tokushima Nara
76 Hisa Arai[4] F 10 September 1904 4 May 2018 113 years, 236 days Gifu Gifu
77 Shige Mineshiba[27] F 18 May 1909 6 January 2023[28] 113 years, 233 days Aichi Canada
78 Shitsu Nakano[1] F 1 January 1894 19 August 2007 113 years, 230 days Fukuoka Fukuoka
Mine Kondō[2] F 1 September 1910 Living 113 years, 230 days Aichi Aichi
80 Taka Tsuji[4] F 6 August 1906 4 March 2020 113 years, 211 days Saga Saga
81 Shina Seki[5] F 1 October 1909 25 April 2023[29] 113 years, 206 days Ibaraki Ibaraki
82 Tsukimi Kishi[4] F 31 August 1905 19 March 2019 113 years, 200 days Tochigi Tochigi
83 Mitsuno Sato[30] F 9 April 1909 6 October 2022 113 years, 180 days Akita Akita
84 Masazō Nonaka[4] M 25 July 1905 20 January 2019 113 years, 179 days Hokkaido Hokkaido
85 Kiku Usami[4] F 1 September 1904 26 February 2018 113 years, 178 days (unknown) Niigata
86 Tame Yamaguchi[4] F 20 March 1907 6 September 2020 113 years, 170 days Kagoshima Miyazaki
87 Masa Iseri[4] F 19 September 1902 5 March 2016 113 years, 168 days (unknown) Kumamoto
88 Koito Furukawa[1] F 8 May 1901 11 October 2014 113 years, 156 days Tokushima Tokushima
89 Katsue Hiraishi[4] F 9 June 1904 6 November 2017 113 years, 150 days Tokushima Tokushima
90 Yoshino Tanaka[1] F 3 March 1900 30 July 2013 113 years, 149 days Okinawa Nagasaki
91 Terue Ashida[1] F 20 September 1899 15 February 2013 113 years, 148 days Hyōgo Hyōgo
92 Kesa Yamada[4] F 30 March 1907 15 August 2020 113 years, 138 days Gunma Gunma
93 Komiya Miyazaki[1] F 20 August 1897 4 January 2011 113 years, 137 days Hiroshima Hiroshima
94 Mise Ito[1] F 6 November 1890 18 March 2004 113 years, 133 days Shizuoka Shizuoka
95 Jun Kitamasu[1] F 2 March 1900 11 July 2013 113 years, 131 days Hiroshima Hiroshima
96 Maki Hirabayashi[31] F 17 October 1909 22 February 2023[32] 113 years, 128 days Nagano Hokkaido
97 Fujiko Mihara[2] F 13 December 1910 Living 113 years, 127 days Ehime Ehime
98 Masu Usui[2] F 18 December 1910 Living 113 years, 122 days Shizuoka Shizuoka
99 Kaku Yamanaka[1] F 11 December 1894 5 April 2008 113 years, 116 days Aichi Aichi
Motome Hirata[33] F 12 August 1906 6 December 2019 Nagano Chiba
Setsuko Moriyama[4] F 5 November 1907 1 March 2021 Okinawa Okinawa

Biographies[edit]

Denzō Ishizaki[edit]

Denzō Ishizaki (石崎 伝蔵, Ishizaki Denzō, 2 October 1886 (or 1884?) – 29 April 1999) was an elementary school teacher and town assembly member in his hometown Kansago, Ibaraki Prefecture. At the time of his death, Ishizaki had been the world's oldest living man for almost 18 weeks, as well as the 9th oldest living person in the world.[34] He died of multiple organ failure on 29 April 1999 at age 112 (or 114?) years and 209 days,[35] and was the oldest Japanese man ever (until October 2001, when his record was broken by Yukichi Chuganji). However, Ishizaki claimed to be two years older, asserting that his birth register had been "delayed by two years".[36] In July 2023, LongeviQuest determined that Ishizaki was born 18 days earlier than previously believed, based on his family records.[37]

Yukichi Chuganji[edit]

Yukichi Chuganji (中願寺 雄吉; Chūganji Yūkichi, 23 March 1889 – 28 September 2003) was a Japanese silkworm breeder, instructor in the agricultural specialty, bank employee and community welfare officer who lived for 114 years and 189 days. At the time of his death, he was the oldest Japanese man ever and the world's oldest living person.

He didn't like to eat vegetables but liked beef, pork and chicken. He also ate toffee, drank milk, the occasional apple juice and only drank alcohol in moderation, which he believed were the secrets to a long life. During the last years of his life, he had failing eye sight and was bedridden. He died of natural causes on the evening of 28 September 2003, after being served a glass of apple juice by his 74-year-old daughter, who was his only living child.[38] Besides 5 children, Chuganji also had 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Koide died on 19 January 2016 due to heart failure and pneumonia in a hospital in Nagoya at the age of 112 years, 312 days.[39]

Nabi Tajima[edit]

Nabi Tajima (田島 ナビ, Tajima Nabi, 4 August 1900 – 21 April 2018)[40][41][42] succeeded Violet Brown as the world's oldest person after Brown's death on 16 September 2017. She died seven months later and was the last person verified as having been born in the 19th century.[43]

Tajima was born and died on the small island of Kikaijima in the Amami Islands chain, about halfway between Okinawa and the main Japanese islands. Her husband, Tominishi Tajima (田島 富二子), died aged 93 in 1991.[44][45] She had nine children, seven sons and two daughters,[44] and in September 2017 she was reported to have had around 160 descendants, including great-great-great-grandchildren.[46] She stated that her longevity was due to sleeping soundly and eating delicious food.[43] Guinness World Records was planning to certify Tajima as the world's oldest person, but she died at a nursing home in Kikai shortly before they could do so.[47][48]

She died at age 117 years and 260 days on 21 April 2018, and was the oldest Japanese person ever until Kane Tanaka surpassed her age on 19 September 2020.[49]

Yasutaro Koide[edit]

Yasutaro Koide (小出 保太郎, Koide Yasutarō, 13 March 1903 – 19 January 2016) worked as a tailor for a men's clothes shop in Tsuruga, Fukui.[50] He moved to Nagoya when he was 107 years old, to live with his daughter.[51] When he turned 110, Koide could still read newspapers without eyeglasses and eat without dentures.[52]

On 31 March 2014, Koide became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture following the death of Nagoya resident Tsuya Miura, who died at the age of 111.[53] The following year, he became the oldest living man in the world following the death of Sakari Momoi on 5 July 2015,[54] a feat which was recognized by Guinness World Records on 21 August 2015.[50] When asked about the secret to his long life, Koide responded by stating that "the best thing is to not overdo" and recommending abstinence from smoking or drinking.[51]

Masazō Nonaka[edit]

Masazō Nonaka (野中 正造, Nonaka Masazō, 25 July 1905 – 20 January 2019) had been, at the time of his death, Japan's oldest living man since October 2016,[55] and the world's oldest living man for one year, since January 2018.[56] Nonaka was also the oldest person ever born in Hokkaidō.

He had two brothers and three sisters; Nonaka married Hatsuno Nonaka in 1931. They had five children, of whom three were living as of his death.[57] He ran the family onsen, which opened in 1905. He spent most of his later years in a wheelchair, crediting his longevity to eating sweets and relaxing in the hot springs.[58][59] Nonaka died on 20 January 2019, aged 113 years and 179 days.[57][60]

Fusa Tatsumi[edit]

Fusa Tatsumi, c. 1920s

Fusa Tatsumi (巽フサ, Tatsumi Fusa, 25 April 1907 – 12 December 2023) was a Japanese supercentenarian. She was Japan's oldest living person after the death of Kane Tanaka on 19 April 2022.[61][62]

Fusa Tatsumi was born in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, Empire of Japan on 25 April 1907.[61] Tatsumi moved into the Hakuto nursing home in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture, Japan in 2013. When she came to the nursing home she was in relatively good health, and was able to do gymnastics from her wheelchair. Aged 110, she was still able to do her own makeup.[63] She was bedridden and rarely spoke in her later years.[64][65] After the death of Lucile Randon of France on 17 January 2023, Tatsumi became the second-oldest living person in the world behind Maria Branyas, a Californian-born woman of Catalan descent.[66][65][67] The pair were the last two living people verified to have been born in 1907.[2] Tatsumi died on 12 December 2023, aged 116 years and 231 days.[68]

Tomiko Itooka[edit]

Tomiko Itooka (糸岡富子, Itooka Tomiko, born 23 May 1908) is a Japanese supercentenarian. She is Japan's oldest living person since the death of Fusa Tatsumi on 12 December 2023.[69] Tomiko Itooka was born in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Empire of Japan on 23 May 1908.[69] She moved into a nursing home in Ashiya, Hyōgo in 2019. She was at the time still able to move independently, but now mainly uses a wheelchair. As of February 2024, she is the second-oldest living person, behind Maria Branyas.[2]

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