Tokyo: Mikizo Ueda, who was the oldest Japanese man, died at the age of 112 in the city of Nara recently, the local government said Tuesday.
The supercentenarian resident of Nara was born in May 1910. Following Ueda’s passing away on Sept. 9, the health ministry is set to announce the current oldest living man in the country this week.
Japan has one of the world’s highest life expectancies and has been home to several people recognized as among the oldest humans to have ever lived.
Kane Tanaka, a 119-year-old Japanese woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person, died on April 19 this year in Fukuoka Prefecture. With her death, the oldest living person in Japan is now Fusa Tatsumi, a 115-year-old woman living in Osaka Prefecture.
Jiroemon Kimura, also of Japan, was the longest-living man certified by Guinness World Records, who passed away aged 116 years and 54 days in June 2013.