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Oldest Man In The World Is 112 And Living His Best Life In Japan

He enjoys watching sumo wrestling on TV, eating sweets, and soaking in hot springs.

Image by Guinness World Records.

It’s official: The oldest man currently living on this planet is 112.


Born in Japan on July 25, 1905, Masazo Nonaka was 112 years and 259 days old on the day the “Guinness Book of World Records” awarded him the title. The former record-holder was Francisco Nunez Olivera of Spain, who passed away in January at the age of 113.

Nonaka is living happily in Hokkaido and was awarded with his certificate earlier this April. Nonaka had seven siblings and, in 1931, married his wife, with whom he had five children. Though Nonaka has now outlived his wife and siblings, he spends plenty of time with his kids and their families.

Nonaka enjoys watching TV (especially sumo wrestling), eating sweets, and passing off some of his dinner to his family’s two cats. He says he has lived so long because he soaks in hot springs regularly. His daughter also adds that he lives his life in a stress-free way.

Nonaka isn’t the first in Japan to hold a title like this one. Misao Okawa of Japan held the title of oldest living woman and oldest living person until she passed away in 2015, at the age of 117.

Japan is clearly doing something right.

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