Guin­ness hon­ors Ja­pa­nese woman as old­est per­son

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

A 116-year-old Ja­pa­nese woman who loves play­ing the board game Othello was hon­ored Sat­ur­day as the world’s old­est liv­ing per­son by Guin­ness World Records.

The global au­thor­ity on records rec­og­nized Kane Tanaka in a cer­e­mony at the nurs­ing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in Ja­pan’s south­west. Her fam­ily and the mayor were present to cel­e­brate.

Tanaka was born Jan. 2, 1903, the seventh of eight chil­dren. She mar­ried Hideo Tanaka in 1922, and they had four chil­dren and adopted an­other child.

She is usu­ally up by 6 a.m. and en­joys study­ing math­e­mat­ics.

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