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The world’s oldest woman celebrates her 117th birthday

Kane Tanaka extended her own record of being the oldest living person in the world by celebrating her 117th birthday with her friends and staff at the nursing home in Fukuoka

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6, 2020 5:08:06 pm


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A Japanese woman has extended her own record for being the world’s oldest living person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka.

Kane Tanaka, who turned 117 on January 2 celebrated her new milestone with a party thrown by her friends and staff at her nursing home. A local television channel was also in attendance for her party.

According to the Guinness World Records, Tanaka was confirmed as the oldest living person 116 years last year. As per the organisation, Tanaka was born prematurely in 1903 and married Hideo Tanaka in 1922.

News agency Reuters described Tanala’s milestone as symbolic of Japan’s fast-ageing population. The country deals with falling birthrate as the number of babies born in Japan fell an estimate of 5.9 per cent last year.

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