A Japanese woman called Kane Tanaka was the oldest person in the world has died at the age of 119 in hospital last week according to Metro.

Tanaka was titled the oldest woman on the planet by the Guinness World Records back in 2019 and handed over her certificates at her home.

Tanaka is now the second oldest woman to ever live on record behind Jeanne Calment, from France who lived until 122.

Born all the way back on 2nd January 1903, Tanaka lived through pretty much the entire 20th century and ⅕ of the next. She witnessed the modernisation of Japan from an empire state.

Not only that, she survived Japan’s war against China and Russia and the passing of the Constitution of Japan at the end of WWII.

She was born in Fukuoka, had five children and was married to her husband for 71 years up until his passing aged 90 in 1993.

She celebrated her 199th birthday in Fukuoka nursing home where she lived and when speaking to Kyodo news her grandson Eiji, 62 said: “I would like to personally congratulate her soon. I hope she remains healthy and has fun every day as she grows older.”

A spokesperson for the Guinness World Records said to celebrate her achievement she ate a whole box of chocolates.

A quick insight into her daily routine was shared, “She normally wakes up at 6am and in the afternoon often studies subjects such as maths.

“One of Kane’s favourite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff.”

“During the presentation ceremony, Kane was given a box of chocolates which she immediately opened and started eating.

“Later she was asked how many chocolates she wants to eat today, and replied ‘100’.”

Rest In Peace Tanaka.

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