Wow- this is amazing! The world’s oldest person has died. She was a 117-year-old Japanese woman named Nabi Tajimawho was the last living person certified to have been born in the nineteenth century and the world’s oldest living person from 15 September 2017, until her own death. She remains the oldest recorded Japanese and Asian person in history and the world’s third oldest person ever to be validated by modern standards, behind Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss.
Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January.
Tajima became the oldest living person in Japan on 27 September 2015, upon the death of a 115-year-old anonymous woman who was living in Tokyo. On 15 September 2017, upon the death of the 117-year-old Jamaican Violet Brown, Tajima became the oldest living person in the world—and the last surviving person born in the 19th century.
On 10 April 2018, Nabi Tajima became the world’s third oldest person ever due to surpassing the final age of Lucy Hannah. Others have claimed to be older, but none of these claims have been sufficiently validated.
She stated that her longevity was due to sleeping soundly and eating delicious food.
Tajima was born in Araki, an area which was then Wan Village, in the westernmost part of Kikaijima Island. From February 2002 until her death, she resided in a nursing home named “Kikaien” in Kikai, Kagoshima.
Her husband, Tominishi Tajima died in 1991 at the age of 95 according to some sources or possibly 1992 or 1993 according to others. She had nine children (seven sons and two daughters). In September 2017 she was reported as having around 160 descendants, including great-great-great-grandchildren.
Rest in peace my dear.