Masazo Nonaka was awarded this week by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days.
Nonaka lives in Ashoro, Japan and there was a big celebration for his award with a big cake decorated with berries.
“Delicious,” said Nonaka. “Thank you.”
Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905 to a large family. His family owned a hot springs inn which he eventually inherited. The inn is now run by his granddaughter Yuko.
Nonaka still moves about by himself in his wheelchair. He reads a newspaper after breakfast every morning and loves to watch sumo wrestling and samurai dramas on TV.
However, his favorite thing to do is to soak and relax in his family’s hot springs.
At 112 years old, Nonaka has outlived all seven of his siblings, his wife, and two of their five children.
Japan has the highest life expectancy of any country in the world, 81 for men and 87 for women. There are a little over 67,000 people in Japan who are over the age of 100.
The oldest woman in the world is also Japanese, 117-year-old Nabi Tajima.
Nonaka became the oldest man in the world after Francisco Olivera of Spain passed away earlier this year at the age of 113.
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