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Jiroemon Kimura (木村次郎右衛門, 19 Apr. 1897 - 12 Jun. 2013) was a Japanese multiple longevity record-holder.

He lived in a low-density population, natural-rich region facing the Sea of Japan in Kyoto Prefecture.

He become the GWR's oldest male ever on 27 December 2012 (the day tied the final age of Christian Mortensen), making him the second Japanese person who certified by the GWR as "the oldest male/female ever" title. The other being was Shigechiyo Izumi, but Izumi's record was removed by the GWR in around 2010. It is believed that Izumi's real age was only 105, not 120.

On 19 April 2013 he become the first male person who reach the age of 116 and received a video message from prime minister Shinzo Abe. He passed away on 2:08 (Japanese time), 12 June 2013. His funeral hold on 2 days after his death.

It is said that his true date of birth was March 19, 1897, and he was changed to "April 19" in 1955 due to a mistake in his family register. However, the GRG seems to deny being born in March. If he was born on March 19, his final age would have been 116 years and 85 days, not 116 years and 54 days.

He was also last living male validated person born in 19th century, after the death of James Sisnett of Barbados on 23 May 2013.

Picture, at aged 112 

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Kimura would have turned 125 today.. :'(


   
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Kimura would have turned 125 today.. :'(

Now we know that coincidence, that Kane Tanaka died on Jiroemon Kimura's birthday...  😥 😥 😭 

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Jiroemon Kimura on his 116th birthday when he watches a video congratulation message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (1954-2022).

In this video Abe is 58 years old, so he was just a half old of Kimura's age!.

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