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Last Known Person Born in the 19th Century Dies in Japan at Age of 117

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This September 2015 photo shows Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person. Tajima died of old age, at 117, in a hospital Saturday evening, April 21, 2018, in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed.
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The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January.

Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known person born in the 19th century. She reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.

She became the world’s oldest person seven months ago after the death in September of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also at the age of 117 … (read more)

via Chicago Tribune

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