The oldest old man in the world

Overseas, Jan. 2 – Tanaka, who has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man, celebrated her 117th birthday on Jan. 2.
Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903 in a family of nine brothers and sisters in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, Kyodo News Agency reported Tuesday. At the age of 19, she married a man who ran a rice cake shop and had many children.
Tanaka loved to write when she was a child. At her second daughter-in-law’s home in Kawasaki, she kept notebooks and notes of the old man’s memories, records of wars, diseases, and family gatherings and departures.
From these memories, Tanaka not only wrote the painful past, but also recorded the positive side of life, including her life course from Meiji era to Linghe era in Japan, a total of five times.
In September 2019, Tanaka, aged 116 and 66 days, was recognized as the world’s oldest old and the world’s oldest woman.
Tanaka, who currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan, loves to play chess on weekdays. He usually gets up at 6 a.m. every day to learn mathematics and practice calligraphy, Japanese media reported earlier.
According to a survey released by the Ministry of health, labor and welfare in 2018, the number of Japanese centenarians and above has exceeded 69000. According to the prediction of the National Institute of social security and population issues, by 2023, the number of centenarians in Japan may exceed 100000.