Chiyono Hasegawa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Hasegawa.
Chiyono Hasegawa
Born20 November 1896
Died2 December 2011
(aged 115 years, 12 days)

Chiyono Hasegawa (長谷川 チヨノ, Hasegawa Chiyono, 20 November 1896 – 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian.[1] At the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Japan,[2] the second oldest person in the world and the oldest person in Asia.[3]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 2008 (Heisei 20): On Senior Citizen's Day, Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture visited her at her nursing home.[4] She was the oldest person living in the prefecture.
  • 2010 (Heisei 22): In May 2010, She became the oldest living Japanese person.[5]
  • 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]

  1. "Japan's oldest person dies at 115," Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-27; archived here
  2. "Japan’s oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, dies," Globe and Mail (Canada). December 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27.[dead link]
  3. 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.
  4. 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"), Archived 2017-09-04 at the Wayback Machine Saga Shimbun (Japan). September 11, 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  5. "Japan's oldest person dies at 115,"Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27. Archived 2011-12-27 at WebCite

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