World’s oldest living man, 113-year-old Nonaka from Japan, dies

SAPPORO, Jan 20, 2019, Kyodo. Masazo Nonaka, a 113-year-old from Japan who was recognized by Guinness World Records last year as the world’s oldest living man, died Sunday, his family said, reported the Kyodo News.

Nonaka, who was born in the northern Japanese town of Ashoro on July 25, 1905 — the year Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity — died in the early hours of Sunday at his home, according to his family.

Japan is one of the world’s top countries for longevity. The record holder for the oldest man ever is also Japanese, Jiroemon Kimura, who died at the age of 116 years and 54 days on June 12, 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

The British organization confirmed that Nonaka was the oldest living man on April 10, 2018.

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