The World’s Oldest Person Just Celebrated Her 117th Birthday

The World’s Oldest person commemorated her 117th birthday after ringing in the new year! Source: CGTN Born on January 2, 1902, Kane Tanaka, an elderly woman living in Fukuoka Japan, celebrated with friends and staff at a nursing home as reported by local broadcaster TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co. She was given a birthday cake, balloons, […]

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The World’s Oldest person commemorated her 117th birthday after ringing in the new year!

worlds oldest person japan birthday - The World’s Oldest Person Just Celebrated Her 117th BirthdaySource: CGTN

Born on January 2, 1902, Kane Tanaka, an elderly woman living in Fukuoka Japan, celebrated with friends and staff at a nursing home as reported by local broadcaster TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co.

She was given a birthday cake, balloons, and flowers, and was sung to by everyone at the nursing home.

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worlds oldest person japan birthday 3 - The World’s Oldest Person Just Celebrated Her 117th BirthdaySource: Telegraph UK

She was confirmed to be the oldest living person last year by the Guinness World Records. She married her husband in 1922 and had five children with him.

She has not yet beaten the record for the world’s oldest person in history, however, as it belongs to a French woman, Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived to 122 years.

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