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Fusa Tatsumi

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Fusa Tatsumi, c. 1920s

Fusa Tatsumi (巽フサ, Tatsumi Fusa, 25 April 1907 – 12 December 2023) was a Japanese supercentenarian. At aged 116 years, 231 days, she was Japan's oldest living person since the death of Kane Tanaka on 19 April 2022.[1][2]

Fusa Tatsumi was born in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, Empire of Japan on 25 April 1907.[1] Tatsumi moved into the Hakuto nursing home in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture, Japan in 2013.

At aged 110, she was still able to do her own makeup.[3] She then became bedridden and could not speak as much.[4][5]

Tatsumi died on 12 December 2023 at 9:25 AM at the age of 116.[6]

She had trouble breathing in December 2023 until she died.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 NEWS, KYODO. "World's oldest person dies in Japan at 119". Kyodo News+. Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  2. "Want to live to be 100? Here's what experts recommend". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  3. "日本最高齢115歳・巽フサさん 「長寿の秘訣である口癖」とは". PHPオンライン衆知|PHP研究所 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  4. "For 52nd year in a row, Japan has record number of centenarians | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis". The Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  5. INC, SANKEI DIGITAL (2022-04-25). "国内最高齢は巽フサさんに 115歳、大阪・柏原在住の女性". 産経ニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  6. 国内最高齢の女性 巽フサさんが亡くなる…116歳 今年9月には吉村知事からお祝い状も Archived 2023-12-12 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)