112 Year Old Japanese Man Recognized As Oldest Man Alive By Guinness World Records


At an astonishing 112 years and 163 days (and counting), Japan’s Yasutaro Koide has been recognized as the oldest man alive by the Guinness Book of records.

Koide was born in 1903, the year that the Wright brothers created the first ever successful airplane.

Erika Ogawa, Vice President Japan, Guinness World Records visited the oldest living man to present him with a certificate of his record title and celebrate his amazing long life.

Also in attendance were three of his seven children, two of his nine grandchildren and one great grandchild attended a ceremony.

“The best thing is to not overdo,” Yasutaro told Associated Press. He also recommended not smoking or drinking and said his favourite food is bread.

Japanese people have held many of the longevity records over the years, as Mr Koide acquired the title from Mr Sakari Momoi (Japan), who very sadly passed away on 5 July 2015 aged 112 years and 150 days.

The nation has has about 54,000 centenarians, with the governmetn reportedly considering scrapping or scaling back a 52-year-old program that presents each person reaching the century mark with an ornate sake dish and letter of congratulations from the prime minister.

Mr Koide is four years behind the Oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura (also Japan), who lived until he was 116 years old and 54 days.

Currently, the Oldest person living (female) Susannah Mushatt Jones (USA) who is an incredible 116 years old, but the Oldest person ever is Jeanne Calment (France) who thrived for 122 years and 164 days.

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