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Sakari Momoi

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Sakari Momoi
百井 盛
Born(1903-02-05)February 5, 1903
Died(2015-07-05)July 5, 2015
(aged 112 years, 150 days)
Saitama, Japan
Cause of deathKidney failure
Known forWorld's oldest living man (8 June 2014 – 5 July 2015)
Tamiko (m. 1928–1989)
(her death)[1]

Sakari Momoi (百井 盛, Momoi Sakari, February 5, 1903 – July 5, 2015) was a Japanese educator and supercentenarian, verified as the oldest living Japanese man from Jokichi Ikarashi's death on 23 July 2013[2] and the world's oldest living man from the death of Polish-born American chemist Alexander Imich, who was just a day older, on 8 June 2014 until his own death at age 112 years, 150 days.[3]

Momoi worked as teacher of chemistry at secondary schools in Fukushima and Saitama, and served as rector of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School 1948 to 1951 and Saitama Prefectural Yono High School 1953 to 1959.

Momoi was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest living man on 20 August 2014, and said he wanted to live longer, at least two years more. He died of kidney failure on 5 July 2015[4] and was succeeded as the oldest living man by Yasutaro Koide, also a Japanese man.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 World's oldest man Sakari Momoi celebrates 112th birthday in Tokyo ibtimes.com
  2. "男性の国内最高齢に さいたまの百井盛さん110歳". Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. (in Japanese)
  3. "Table M - World's Oldest Men (WOM) Titleholders Since 1973". Revision #8. Gerontology Research Group. 10 April 2018. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  4. World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan
Preceded by
Alexander Imich
Oldest Recognized Living Man
8 June 2014 - 5 July 2015
Succeeded by
Yasutaro Koide