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Old 28 December 2012, 10:06 AM
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So the claims that Japan has the highest life expectancy are possibly rubbish.

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Jiroemon Kimura, already the world's oldest man, is now the world's oldest person after Dina Manfredini of Johnston, Iowa died on December 17 at the age of 115.
It is also claimed he is the oldest man ever.
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Old 28 December 2012, 10:35 AM
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So the claims that Japan has the highest life expectancy are possibly rubbish.
Anything's possible but it's highly unlikely because those registries have absolutely nothing to do with how life expectancy is computed. (I'm pretty sure Japanese life insurance companies aren't counting on some people living to 150 based on the fact that a few family registries haven't been updated.)
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Old 13 January 2013, 04:33 PM
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Japan World's oldest woman dies at 115 in Japan

A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo who became world's oldest living female just last month has died at 115.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01...-115-in-japan/
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Old 06 March 2013, 08:19 PM
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Obviously, another Japanese woman has had a 115th birthday. Her name is Misao Okawa.
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Old 07 March 2013, 09:21 AM
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Only a couple of years until the last person born in the 19th century dies.

It's quite amazing that there are still people alive who were born in the 19th century, really.
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Old 07 March 2013, 10:26 AM
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I think it's quite amazing enough, that one of my grandfather's cousins is still alive. She will turn 102 in April.
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Icon07 113-year-old woman, formerly oldest American, dies

The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...-dies/2043603/
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Old 01 April 2013, 11:04 PM
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So the last person to be born in the 19th century would have been born on December 31st 1899, and will therefore be 114 years old on December 31st 2013. They will currently be 113 years old. (I'm going against the idea that the 19th century ended on December 31st 1900. Little Dennis made a mistake by not including a Year Zero, to me).

How many people are 113 years old at the moment? How many people are 112 years old, if you think that 1900 should be part of the 19th century?
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Old 01 April 2013, 11:06 PM
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How many people are 113 years old at the moment?
15, apparently:

http://www.grg.org/Adams/E.HTM
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Old 01 April 2013, 11:25 PM
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Oh my, two Japanese are 115 years old!
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Old 01 April 2013, 11:27 PM
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A woman in our area just turned 108:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/mar/...ola-turns-108/
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Cool, that's an excellent list.

Only 11 of those were born in or before 1899, which is what I was trying to ask. 23 people if you prefer to go with 1900. Not many, at any rate.

(eta) If you look at this page there's one other woman born in 1899, and another in 1900, who they've not managed to validate yet.

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Japan Oldest living person turns 116 in Japan

The world's oldest living man is marking his 116th birthday and says he still gets up early and reads the newspaper each day.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/04/...1461366389593/
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Old 12 June 2013, 08:40 AM
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Default Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22851848

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A Japanese man recognised as the world's oldest living person, and the oldest man recorded in history, has died aged 116, local officials say.

Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes on Wednesday in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto, a government statement said.
The previous "oldest person ever" was 120, I thought. Was that invalidated? He used to be in the Guinness Book of Records, and they try to check things at least.

(eta) Ah, it's "oldest man". The oldest woman, and person, ever reliably recorded died aged 122 as in the link damian posted above.
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Old 12 June 2013, 08:49 AM
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My grandfather's cousin is alive at at 102 years of age (even though she now is more tired than she used to be). She's the great great grandmother of a five-year-old girl, which also is amazing. Not everybody lives to see a great great grandchild!
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Default China: 115-year-old woman could be world's oldest person - video

The Guardian has a video regarding a 115-year-old Chinese woman who wishes to be considered the world's oldest living person.

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A 115-year-old woman from southwest China has applied for a Guinness World Record naming her as the world's oldest living person. Fu Suqing, from Chengdu, Sichuan, remains in good health despite having depleting hearing and eyesight. Suqing was born in 1897 and she has 48 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
I have looked at the Wiki page, and have previously noticed that Chinese residents don't seem to be represented. I have wondered if it's because of a lack of verifiable records, or a lack of cooperation from the Chinese authorities, or ??? But at any rate, I think it would be cool if the records of this Chinese woman can be verified so to be added to the list.
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Icon81 World's oldest man dies: Salustiano Sanchez was 112

Salustiano Sanchez, 112, was named world's oldest man in June. Shorty, as his friends affectionately referred to him, has died at a nursing home in western New York. His reign lasted three months.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/14/us/wor...dest-man-dies/
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Cheer Woman among world's oldest turning 115 years young

A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday.

Her 115th.

http://news.yahoo.com/woman-among-wo...133807988.html
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My grandfather's cousin is alive at at 102 years of age (even though she now is more tired than she used to be). She's the great great grandmother of a five-year-old girl, which also is amazing. Not everybody lives to see a great great grandchild!
She has now passed away, one month before her 103rd birthday.
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Default World’s Oldest Man, Though Only Briefly, Dies at 111 in New York

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/ny...-new-york.html

Alexander Imich, a Polish-born psychic researcher who was certified the oldest man on earth, died Sunday morning at a senior residence in Manhattan. He had turned 111 on Feb. 4.

Mr. Imich became the world’s oldest validated male supercentenarian (those over 110), according to the Gerontology Research Group of Torrance, Calif., when the previous record-holder, Arturo Licata of Italy, died on April 24 at 111 years and 357 days.
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