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Supercentenarians from around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 31: Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, celebrates with the official recognition of Guinness World Records' world's oldest verified living person in Fukuoka on March 9, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kane Tanaka (Jan. 2, 1903- ), Japan

Born on Jan. 2, 1903, the 116-year-old Japanese woman is the world’s oldest living person. Residing in Fukuoka, she enjoys playing board game Othello and studying mathematics. Usually a morning person, she also practices calligraphy in her free time.

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