Nabi Tajima

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Nabi Tajima
Native name
田島 ナビ
Born(1900-08-04)4 August 1900
Wan Village (currently Kikai Town), Kagoshima, Japan
Died21 April 2018(2018-04-21) (aged 117)
Kikai, Kagoshima, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Known forOldest living person in the world (15 September 2017 – 21 April 2018)
Oldest living person in Japan
(27 September 2015 – 21 April 2018)[1]
Oldest person ever in Japan
(since 1 September 2017)
Spouse(s)Tominishi Tajima (died 1991)
Children9 (7 sons and 2 daughters)

Nabi Tajima (田島 ナビ, Tajima Nabi, 4 August 1900 – 21 April 2018)[2][3] who is the oldest Japanese person ever at the age of 117 years and 8 months. She was also the oldest living person for 7 months.[1] She was also the oldest Japanese person ever and the oldest person ever from Asia.

Tajima became the oldest living person in Japan in 2015 when the death of a 115-year-old anonymous woman.[1] She became the world's oldest verified living person in 2017 upon the death of Violet Brown.[4] Brown was aged 117.

Biography[change | change source]

Tajima was born in Araki in the westernmost part of Kikaijima Island. She lives in Kikai. She has 9 children .[5]

As of September 2011, she had 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren.[6] As of September 2017, she had over 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.[5]

Tajima died on 21 April 2018 at her home in Kikai, Kagoshima, Japan at the age of 117.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "国内最高齢の115歳女性が死去" [Oldest Person in Japan 115yo Woman Dies] (in Japanese). 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. Schumann, Rebecka (9 June 2014). "Misao Okawa, The World's Oldest Woman, And 39 Other Female Supercentenarians". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. Guinness World Records 2015. Guinness World Records. 11 September 2014. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-9088-4370-8.
  4. World's oldest woman is dead
  5. 5.0 5.1 "「ナビばあちゃんちばりよー」/喜界町の田島さんに県祝い状" ["Grandma Nabi" - Kikai City holds provincial celebration for Mrs. Tajima] (in Japanese). 16 September 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  6. "広報きかい" [Kikai News] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kikai Town Hall. September 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. Giappone, morta nonna Nabi Tajima: era la più vecchia del mondo (Italian)
Records
Preceded by
Violet Brown
Oldest verified living person
15 September 2017 — 21 April 2018
Succeeded by
Chiyo Miyako