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World's Oldest Man Dies In Japan Aged 113
Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died peacefully at home (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 299)
Jan 22, 2019 History
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The world's oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs inn on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113.

His family said Masazo Nonaka died peacefully from natural causes in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping in a hot springs inn in Ashoro, which has been run by his family for four generations.

The supercentenarian, was certified by Guinness World Records in April 2018 as the world's oldest living man at 112 years and 259 days.

Born on 25 July 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents to run the inn, which is now operated by his granddaughter. Yuko

She said her grandfather appeared to be as usual until her elder sister noticed he was not breathing. He was pronounced dead by his family doctor. "He didn't have any health problems… He went peacefully and that's at least our consolation," she said.

Nonaka, who enjoyed eating sweets, used to regularly soak in the springs, and would move about in the inn in a wheelchair, wearing his trademark knit cap.

The fastest-aging country in the world, Japan as of September 2018 had a centenarian population of 69,785, nearly 90 percent of them women, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Japan has one of the world's highest life expectancies and was home to several people recognised as among the oldest humans to have lived. These included Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man on record, who died soon after his 116 birthday in June 2013.

The oldest verified person - the Frenchwoman Jeanne Louise Calment - died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness World Records.

Guinness officially recognised Nonaka as the oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera last year.

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