Guinness world record crowns 112-year-old Japanese oldest man alive


Japan's 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe was crowned the oldest male in the world.  Watanabe was officially named in a nursing home in Niigata where he currently resides.  He was born on 5 March 1907 in this city in the north of Tokyo.  He is currently 112 years 344 days old.
Watanabe (centre) at a sugar cane farm.  The previous record holder was Masazo Nonaka.
He was Japanese too and died at 112 years and 266 days last month.  Watanabe, who is married to five children, said the longevity trick is "not to get angry and keep a smile on your face." Japanese, 116-year-old Kane Tanaka, is also the oldest living male.  Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world and has been home to several people who have been listed as among the oldest people ever to have lived.  These include the longest-living man on record, Jiroemon Kimura, who died shortly after his 116th birthday in June 2013.  The oldest person ever confirmed is Jeanne Louise Calment of France who died at the age of 122 in 1997, according to the Guinness book of world records.

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