The oldest man in the world, the Japanese Masazo Nonaka, died at the age of 113. This is what his family told the Japanese media on Sunday. The Guinness Book of Records recognized Nonaka as the oldest man in the world in April 2018.
He was born on July 25, 1905, in the main northernmost island of Japan, in Hokkaido, the year in which Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity. Nonaka, who raised two sons and three daughters with his wife, who died in 1992, lived with her family in her hometown of Ashoro.
His house is a hostel of more than 100 years with a warm natural spring that brought Nonaka. In the spring, she bathed once a week in her later years, as described by her family.
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Japan is famous for the high life expectancy of its citizens. At the end of last year, the third largest world economy had about 70,000 people aged 100 or over. Most are women.
The longevity of the Japanese is enhanced by traditional cuisine, advances in medicine and increased awareness of health. However, the population of Japan is in decline due to the low birth rate. (DPS)