Masazo Nonaka, the oldest male in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records, died Sunday at the age of 113. The Japanese was born in July 1905, a few months before the publication of Albert Einstein's special theory of special relativity.
Yuko, the niece of the deceased, told the Japanese news agency Kyodo that the loss of this "great personality" was a "shock". His grandfather was "as usual" on Saturday. He died "without any inconvenience for our family".
Nonaka had six brothers and one sister. He married in 1931 and had five children with his wife. He managed a spa hotel in his hometown.
His three great passions: retired, he enjoyed sumo wrestling on TV and candy, local media reported.
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In January 2018, Francisco Núñez Olivera also died at the age of 113
Last January, Spaniard Francisco Núñez Olivera, who until then had been the world's oldest man in Guinness, died at the age of 113. Japan is one of the countries with the highest life expectancy. Tens of thousands of Japanese are 100 years or older.
In June 2013, the Japanese Jiroemon Kimura died at the age of 116. In the Guinness Book of Records, he is listed as the oldest man in the world who has ever lived. But it is far from the oldest woman ever lived: the French Jeanne Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years.