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World’s oldest woman no more, Nabi Tajima dies at 117 years, 261 days

Tajima has 160 descendents, including 9 children, 28 grandchildren, 56 grand-grandchildren and their 35 kids.

The Hush Post: Nabi Tajima, who was the world’s oldest living person until yesterday, has passed away. The 117-years- 261-days-old super centenarian Japanese woman held the Guinnees World Record for being the oldest person alive.

She was also the oldest recorded Japanese and Asian person in history and the world’s third oldest person ever to be validated by modern standards.

She was the last person in the Guinness World Records to be born in the 19th century and stay alive till the 21st century.  Tajima was born on 4 August 1900 and had a life experience of living in three centuries.

According to Japanese media, Tajima has 160 descendents, including 9 children, 28 grandchildren, 56 grand-grandchildren and their 35 kids. Japanese TV, NHK stated that Tajima used to mostly sleep during her last days and seldom spoke, though she used to have meals thrice a day.

After Tazima, 116-yr-old Chio Yoshida, also from Japan, has become the oldest living person.  Japan has around 67 thousand people above the age of 100 and 26 per cent of the country’s population is above 65 years of age.

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