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

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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.

-- gogoman (m) at 22-08-2015 10:54PM
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nice nice
-- Fashoney (m) at 22-08-2015 10:59PM
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Wonderful,but cnt be d oldest in d world
-- beneno (m) at 22-08-2015 11:00PM
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oooooh,and he still look´s strong  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- maizaxx (m) at 22-08-2015 11:02PM
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Sorry but what's the picture of the two ladies at the bottom of the photo about?
-- Ritabrenice (f) at 22-08-2015 11:34PM
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-- dareper (m) at 23-08-2015 12:02AM
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I see
-- ifegazie (m) at 23-08-2015 12:41AM
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To God be the Glory.
-- chealseafc (m) at 23-08-2015 12:43AM
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many people wey old pass this one plenty for naija na.
-- danielsony (m) at 23-08-2015 01:43AM
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Can't believe this,
-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 23-08-2015 06:32AM
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no wahala I go break dat record
-- moralemike07 (m) at 23-08-2015 06:39AM
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The old age no be costume, the man na real old man.
-- winace (f) at 23-08-2015 08:17AM
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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.
-- elchymo (m) at 23-08-2015 08:25AM
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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
-- schmit (f) at 23-08-2015 10:40AM
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My granny is 130 this year, make una give me Guinness  book of record address.
-- rara4romSA (f) at 23-08-2015 12:05PM
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u need to rest
-- ngfineface (f) at 23-08-2015 01:45PM
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Thanks be to God
-- SOGaiya (m) at 23-08-2015 04:04PM
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ok nah
-- SOGaiya (m) at 23-08-2015 04:05PM
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ok nah
-- vickie_guz (f) at 23-08-2015 06:11PM
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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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