The world’s oldest man Sakari Momoi has celebrated his 112th birthday with his family in Japan.
Sakari Momoiis a Japanese supercentenarian and is the world’s oldest living man. He took the title after Mr. Alexander Imich from United States passed awayat the age of 111 years and 124 days in 2014. Imich was only one day older than Momoi.
Momoi was born on 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city, became a teacher and later worked as the principal of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture. In 1928, he married the late Ms. Tamiko and had 5 children. His record age was verified using his birth certificate and several other official documents.
Mr. Momoi lives in the hospital in Tokyo.
He likes reading, especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoyed traveling around Japan with his wife before she passed away. His family is very pleased with the record, but requesting for the peaceful atmosphere for their father.
The oldest living woman – and currently the oldest living person – is Misao Okawa (Japan), who was born on 5 March 1898 in Osaka, Japan, and is 116 years, 168 days old.
The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment (France), who lived to 122 years and 164 days, and the oldest man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (Japan), who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013.
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