World's Oldest Woman Lives in Japan, Is 114 Years Old

Misao Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 and has never had serious health issues

By Remus Corcaci   February 28th, 2013 14:20 GMT

Misao Okawa from Japan has been awarded the record title for World's Oldest Woman, at 114 years old.

Okawa is soon to be 115 years old, as her birthday is March 5. She was born in 1898, and claims to never have experienced major health issues, except breaking her leg when she was 102 years old.

The supercentenarian got married in 1919, and had three children, outliving one of them. The other two are in their nineties themselves, writes The Guardian Express, and have given her four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The oldest person in the world is also a resident of Japan. As I told you in December 2012, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura lives in Kyotango, near Kyoto. He has a large family which includes 4 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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