Japanese, 112, takes over as oldest man

Japanese, 112, takes over as oldest man

Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man in Hokkaido was recognized as the world's oldest living male, Guinness World Records said Tuesday. Born July 25, 1905, the supercentenarian said some of his secrets to living so long is indulging in hot baths and candies, The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

The 105-year-old inn is now run by his granddaughter Yuko.

"He loves eating any kinds of candies - Japanese or western style".

Nonaka, wearing a knit cap and a kimono-style jacket, flashed a smile and posed for a group photo with his family, making a victory sign with his right hand.

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He dug into a cake bought for the celebration and said it was "delicious".

His family members say Nonaka still moves about by himself in a wheelchair. Nonaka also spends his time watching TV - sumo wrestling in particular and reading newspapers.

He has outlived all seven of his siblings, as well as his wife and two of their five children.

Masazo takes the title after Francisco Nuñez Olivera from Spain who passed away in January aged 113.

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All the best of Nonaka!

Following the death of Jamaican Violet Brown aged 117 in September 2017, Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old Japanese resident of Kagoshima Prefecture, was likely to be recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living woman.

At least six people are unaccounted for after a landslide in southern Japan on Wednesday (Apr 11), local police said.

Japan is well-known for the longevity of its people and has been home to several oldest title holders, including Jiroemon Kimura, who died in June 2013 at the age of 116.

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