World's known oldest person dies in Japan at 117

  • World's known oldest person dies in Japan at 117

World's known oldest person dies in Japan at 117

The world's oldest person has died, aged 117.

She had been hospitalised in the town of Kikai since January.

According to the Gerontology Research Group in the United States, another Japanese women named Chiyo Miyako located in the northern parts of the country is set to become the next world's oldest person when she turns 117 in 10 days. Video demonstrated on Western tv demonstrated Tajima shifting her hands played classic devices to mark the achievement.

Tajima, born on August 4, 1900, was the last known person born in the 19th century.

The U.S. -based Gerontology Research Group claims that the following Japanese lady, Chiyo Miyako, is now the world's oldest person in its recordings.

The death of Tajima comes 3 days after the death of Celino Villanueva Jaramillo from Chile who claimed that he was 121 years old.

The record-keeping organization was planning to formally recognize Tajima as the world's oldest living person, before her passing. Her city of Kikai is on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four chief islands.

A Japanese woman who held the title of world's oldest living person for seven months has died.

There are around 68,000 people aged 100 or older in the country, the government said previous year (2017). She had significantly more than 160 enfant.