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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, further investigation concluded that he was born on April 19th.

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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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!.

It's really uplifting that Kimura got to enjoy one last giant birthday celebration almost two months before his passing. Of course, this was much easier to do in the pre-COVID-19 era.

 


   
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Happy 126th Birthday Mr. Jiroemon Kimura!

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It's been almost 10 years since the death of Jiroemon Kimura, who was the longest-lived male in history.
I became interested in longevity because of Mr. Kimura.

Mora, the world's oldest living male, is now 114 years old. Mr. Kimura is the last survivor of the 1890s, and Mr. Mora is the last survivor of the 1900s.

He's had some pretty good records as a man, so I'm looking forward to seeing if he can beat Kimura.


   
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It may be more appropriate to start targeting the milestones of Messers Riudavets, Chugani and Breuning at this stage.

Even the two 115 years olds are still a long long way away at this stage.

But it’s wonderful once again having a 114 year old male.


   
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 Picture of Jiroemon Kimura that I had never seen before. It was taken on the same day that he received the Guinness World Record certificate, which I believe was 28 December 2012. Anyway, this photo is slightly different than the one that is mainstream, and the one that almost everyone is familiar with. 

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Picture of Jiroemon Kimura that I had never seen before. This one is dated 08 May, 2010 when he was 113.

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