That’s right, folks!
This woman was born the same year the Wright brothers became the first to achieve powered flight!
It’s also the same year of Henry Ford’s production of the Ford Model A – the first ever car produced by the Ford Motor Company.
Kane Tanaka was born January 2nd, 1903.
She is a Japanese supercentenarian (someone over the age 110) and has been confirmed as the world’s oldest verified living person.
She’s also the oldest verified Japanese person ever recorded.
Japan has some of the world’s highest life expectancy rates — 84.2 years according to the World Health Organization. This longevity can be linked to various factors, including the Japanese practice of hara hachi bu, which means eating until you’re almost full.
Kane now lives a peaceful life at a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan where she wakes up at 6 o’clock in the morning and goes to bed around 9 PM, enjoys studying mathematics and playing the strategy game, Othello. Her other hobbies include calligraphy and calculations.
Official Guinness World Record