The oldest lady on this planet simply bought somewhat bit older!
Kane Tanaka celebrated her 119th birthday in a nursing house in Fukuoka, Japan, on Sunday with a bottle of her favourite drink: Coca-Cola.
Her great-granddaughter Juno Tanaka marked the event by sharing pictures of the Guinness World Record-holder smiling, waving and flashing a peace signal on Twitter (beneath).
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“Great achievement: Reached 119 years old,” she shared for her great-grandma in a tweet. “I was able to safely reach the age of 119!”
“It’s been 22 years since Sarah Knauss reached the age of 119,” she stated, giving a nod to America’s oldest ever lady, who died at that very same age again in 1999.
“This is the latest photo of Kako,” the tweet continued, in Japanese. “It was when my relatives went to see me in December. I was able to come this far with the support of many people. I hope you will continue to have fun, be cheerful and energetic.”
In a follow-up tweet, she revealed one in every of her prized birthday presents: a customized bottle of Coke marking her 119th birthday; she additionally posted a Wikipedia seize proving her spectacular boast:
“I am very grateful for the gift,” she wrote, noting she was nonetheless ingesting the cola that predates her by simply 16 years.
Tanaka — who was born in 1903, the identical 12 months the Wright brothers made the primary ever powered flight — grew to become the undisputed oldest residing individual on Earth with the November 2021 passing of the Philippines’ Francisca “Lola” Susano, who claimed to be 124. A CNN report from the time of her loss of life stated the Guinness Book of Records had been nonetheless trying to confirm her age.
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Tanaka can be the oldest recorded Japanese individual ever.
The seventh of 9 siblings, she married at 19 and supported her household by operating a noodle store when her husband and eldest son went to combat within the Second Sino-Japanese War, which began in 1937, Kyodo News reported.
Aside from Coke, the supercentenatian additionally enjoys chocolate, and retains her thoughts energetic by fixing quantity puzzles.
Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, Kane couldn’t have a good time along with her household in individual
“I would like to personally congratulate her soon,” her 62-year-old grandson Eiji informed the outlet. “I hope she remains healthy and has fun everyday as she grows older.”
According to her household, her subsequent life objective is hitting 120.
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