TOKYO (AP) – The world's oldest person died in the south of Japan on the west coast of Japan at the age of 117.
An official in Kikai City says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday just before 8 pm She has been in hospital since January.
Tajima was born on 4 August 1900 and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great-grandchildren. Your city Kikai is located in the prefecture Kagoshima on Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.
She became the oldest person in the world seven months after the death of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also 117 years old.
The US-based Gerontology Research Group says another Japanese woman, Chiyo Yoshida, is now the oldest person in her records. She is 116 years old.
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