Tokyo: Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man residing in the country’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, was recognised as the World’s oldest living male, Guinness World Records said.
Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905 in the town of Ashoro. Apart from receiving a certificate from Guinness World Records, he was also presented with an award and a cake from the mayor of the town.
Nonaka said he enjoys watching sumo wrestling on TV and listening to music. His home is also a hot spring inn, dating back more than a century, that Nonaka used to run with his wife. His granddaughter, Yuko, said that her grandfather enjoys relaxing in the hot spring once a week and has a sweet tooth.
Following the death of Jamaican woman, Violet Brown, aged 117 in September, Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old Japanese resident of Kagoshima Prefecture, is likely to be recognized by Guinness World Records as the World’s oldest living woman.