PHOTO: A 112yr Old Japanese Recognizes By Guiness World Records As The World's Oldest Man

Published 4 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
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Yasutaro Koide, a 112-year-old resident of Nagoya, Japan, who recommends not smoking, drinking and avoiding stress as his secret to a long life, was on Friday August 21 officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man. Koide was born on March 13, 1903, and worked as a tailor. He became the oldest man with the death of Sakari Momoi of Tokyo in July at age 112.

Three of his seven children, two of his nine grandchildren and one great grandchild attended a ceremony at a nursing home where he was given a plaque and a green vase. Koike was beaming, but teary-eyed as those attending applauded.

"The best thing is to not overdo,” he said. He also recommended not smoking or drinking, and said his favourite food is bread. Koike also recommends “enjoying everything,” according to local reports that say he can read the newspaper without glasses.

The newspaper Chunichi Shimbun quoted a granddaughter, Aya Kikuchi, saying her grandfather once tended to be very strict about manners. “He was very stubborn, but he got nicer with age,” she said.

“His lifestyle is one that avoids stress.” One of the world’s fastest-ageing countries, Japan has about 54,000 centenarians. So many, in fact, the government is reportedly considering scrapping or scaling back a 52-year-old programme that presents each person reaching the century mark with an ornate sake dish and letter of congratulations from the prime minister.

The world’s oldest person is Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday.


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gogoman at 10:54 PM, 22/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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nice nice
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Fashoney at 10:59 PM, 22/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wonderful,but cnt be d oldest in d world
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beneno at 11:00 PM, 22/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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oooooh,and he still look´s strong  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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maizaxx at 11:02 PM, 22/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Sorry but what's the picture of the two ladies at the bottom of the photo about?
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Ritabrenice at 11:34 PM, 22/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nice
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dareper at 12:02 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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I see
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ifegazie at 12:41 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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To God be the Glory.
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chealseafc at 12:43 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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many people wey old pass this one plenty for naija na.
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danielsony at 01:43 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Can't believe this,
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PoliticxGuru at 06:32 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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no wahala I go break dat record
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moralemike07 at 06:39 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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The old age no be costume, the man na real old man.
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winace at 08:17 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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They shld do dis their research to every corner of d country especially africa. They will see more older pple there.
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elchymo at 08:25 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Dis guinness ppl no dey look well, some ppl for naija old pass dis guy.. I dey tell u Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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schmit at 10:40 AM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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My granny is 130 this year, make una give me Guinness  book of record address.
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rara4romSA at 12:05 PM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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u need to rest
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ngfineface at 01:45 PM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Thanks be to God
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SOGaiya at 04:04 PM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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ok nah
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SOGaiya at 04:05 PM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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ok nah
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vickie_guz at 06:11 PM, 23/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Una try Guinness pple. U don't even come down here to Africa or Nigeria to see the oldest, shortest,tallest, strongest etc etc
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