|Born||20 November 1896|
|Died||2 December 2011|
(aged 115 years, 12 days)
Saga Prefecture, Japan
Chiyono Hasegawa (長谷川 チヨノ, Hasegawa Chiyono, 20 November 1896 – 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian. At the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Japan, the second oldest person in the world and the oldest person in Asia.
Timeline[change | change source]
- 2008 (Heisei 20): On Senior Citizen's Day, Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture visited her at her nursing home. She was the oldest person living in the prefecture.
- 2010 (Heisei 22): In May 2010, She became the oldest living Japanese person.
- 2011 (Heisei 23): She died of natural causes, aged 115. After her death, Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest person in Japan, and Koto Okubo the oldest women in Japan.
References[change | change source]
- "Japan's oldest person dies at 115," Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-27; archived here
- "Japan’s oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, dies," Globe and Mail (Canada). December 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27.[dead link]
- According to the Guiness Book of Records here, when Hasegawa died, the oldest person then known was Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, in the United States.
- 最高齢111歳の長谷川さんを知事が訪問 ("Governor's visit to the oldest 111-year-old Hasegawa"), Saga Shimbun (Japan). September 11, 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "Japan's oldest person dies at 115," Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27. Archived 27 December 2011 at WebCite