WORLD’S OLDEST LIVING PERSON TURNS 119
The world’s oldest living person recently turned 119 years old.
Kane Tanaka lives in a Japanese old age home and has become a hit on social media after her great-granddaughter, Junko Tanaka started a Twitter account in her honour.
On Sunday she tweeted “Great achievement. (Kane Tanaka) reached 119 years of age. I hope you’ll continue to live life cheerfully and to the fullest.”
According to the tweet, Coca-Cola gifted Tanaka with two commemorative Coca-Cola bottles that have labels personalized with her name and age.
CNN reports that Tanaka was born in 1903 and married a rice shop owner at the age of 19. She worked in the family store until she was 103. Tanaka has lived through a multitude of historical events, surviving two world wars and the 1918 Spanish flu. Her life has spanned 49 summer and winter Olympic Games.
Tanaka was recognised as the world’s oldest living person in 2019 following the death of Chiyo Miyako in 2018.
According to Wikipedia, Kane Tanaka is the third-oldest verified person and oldest verified Japanese person ever.
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