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World's oldest living person celebrates 118th birthday

Tanaka, born in 1903, celebrates her birthday at care facility in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, where she lives

Ahmet Furkan Mercan   | 02.01.2021
World's oldest living person celebrates 118th birthday

TOKYO

Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, turned 118 on Saturday, according to local media.

Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, celebrated her 118th birthday at a care facility in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, where she lives, NHK News reported.

She celebrated her birthday, clapping her hands, and said she plans to stay healthy until the age of 120, the report noted.

Tanaka is in good health, eats three times a day, and does exercise, while she has "almost no chance" to meet her relatives due to measures against COVID-19, it added.

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