World’s ‘oldest’ Woman dies

worlds oldest woman dies
The world’s oldest existing human being, who goes by the name  Misao Okawa,living in Japan, has died from
heart failure at the age of 117.
She died in a nursing home in Osaka, the city she was born in on 5 March
She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six
Ms Okawa was therefore acknowledged in the year 2013 as the world’s
oldest living person, as well as the world’s oldest living woman, by The Great
Guinness World Records.
At the same time as celebrating her birthday earlier this month, Ms
Okawa said that 117 years did not give the impression that it was possibly such
a long time.
She also said the means to a elongated life was getting at least eight
to nine  hours of sound sleep a night and
eating sushi – one of her  said favourite
She publicly made it known to the world that  she for the most part enjoyed mackerel on
vinegar-steamed rice.
Due to how popular she was in Japan and the world as a whole, Her
birthday celebration was publicized on national television in Japan.
Born to a kimono-maker, Mrs Okawa basically got married to her husband named
Yukio in 1919. They lived in a town  in
Kobe where he ran a business. When her husband passed away in 1931. she then
decided to move back to Osaka.
She lived across possibly three centuries, seeing four emperors of
Japan, six British monarchs, and 20 US presidents.
Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said
previously of Ms Okawa: “Her impressive longevity… is an inspiration and
a testament to the Japanese lifestyle.”
Ms Okawa’s name has since been taken down for the entry for the world’s
oldest living person on the organisation’s site.
It is at present not yet known who at the moment holds that record, but
the site does also state that the oldest living man is Sakari Momoi, also of
Japan but due location currently withheld, who turned 112 years just the month
of  February.
The oldest person who has ever lived in this world according to Guinness
World Records was then Jeanne Calment of France, who lived for the maximum of 122
years and 164 days. She died in August 1997.

Credit: BBC
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