Japanese, 112, takes over as oldest man

  • Japanese, 112, takes over as oldest man

Japanese, 112, takes over as oldest man

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Guinness World Records has officially awarded Masazo Nonaka title of oldest man living at the incredible age of 112 years and 259 days, in special ceremony.

She said: "He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition".

"He loves eating any kinds of candies - Japanese or western style", said his granddaughter Yuko Nonaka.

Nonaka said he enjoys watching sumo wrestling on TV and listening to music.

That sounds like a pretty wonderful way to live out your centennial teens, and that gummy smile pulls at our heart strings. According to local welfare authorities the 112-year-old Nonaka has an insatiable appetite for candies, especially strawberry shortcake. But his favorite pastime is to soak in the hot springs and relax.

Previously, the record of longevity belonged to Francisco Nunez Oliver, who died at the age of 113 years in Spain in January 2018.

Nonaka, a former inn owner in the town of Ashoro, has seven brothers and one sister, who lives nearby in the town.

"He loves eating any kinds of candies - Japanese or western style", she told AFP.

The world's oldest living man also likes to spend time with his family, and their two pet cats called Kuro and Haru.

He married Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple had five children, according to Guinness World Records.

Although he believes his longevity is because of soaking in hot springs and eating candies, his daughter does not think so. Japan has around 68,000 people aged 100 or older in the country, the government said past year. Japan had another record holder with Jiroemon Kimura who died at 116 in 2013. Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old Japanese resident of Kagoshima Prefecture, is likely to be recognized as the world's oldest living woman, following the death of Violet Brown of Jamaica, the previous title holder who died at 117 in September.