Japanese Receives Certificate From Guinness World Record As World’s Oldest Man

Japanese Receives Certificate From Guinness World Record As World's Oldest Man
Masazo Nonaka of Japan, aged 112, smiles after being awarded the Guinness World Records’ oldest male person living title in Ashoro, Hokkaido prefecture on April 10, 2018. Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905. Photo Credit: / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS

By Wisdom Peter,

Reports from ChannelsTV has it that, a man named Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905 has received certification at his home on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido from Guinness World Record as the world’s Oldest man still alive.

Nonaka, who is 113 year-old, according to report lives with his family, which manages a hot springs inn.

He married Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple had five children – Guinness World Record reports.

According to the Organization, Nonaka has officially taken the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera from Spain died in February aged 113.

Guinness World Records is currently investigating possible contenders for the title of an oldest living person as no one has been recognised since Violet Brown from Jamaica died in July 2017, aged 117 – ChannelsTV

Japan, known for the longevity of its people, has been home to several oldest title holders, including Jiroemon Kimura, who died in June 2013 at the age of 116, and there are around 68,000 people aged 100 or older in the country, the government said last year.

Yuko Nonaka, Nonaka’s grand daughter, while speaking to ChannelsTV about her grand father, said, “He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition.

“He loves eating any kinds of sweets — Japanese or western style.

“He reads newspapers every day and often soaks in the hot springs.”

Nonaka is said to have seven brothers and one sister who live nearby in the town of Ashoro on Hokkaido.

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