Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest living person, turns 119

January 4, 2022

Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest living person has turned 119.

Tanaka, from Japan, was born in 1903, and married a rice shop owner at the age of 19. She worked in the family store until she was 103.

Tanaka who has seen two world wars, survived the 1918 Spanish flu, seen 49 Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

She reached the 119 year milestone  on Sunday, January 2, according to a Twitter post published by her great-granddaughter, Junko Tanaka.

Kane Tanaka, the world

“Great achievement. (Kane Tanaka) reached 119 years of age,” Junko tweeted, with a photograph of her great-grandmother, whom she saw in December.

“I hope you’ll continue to live life cheerfully and to the fullest.” she added 1

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