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World’s oldest person celebrates 119th birthday in Japan nursing home

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The world’s oldest person has celebrated her 119th birthday in Japan, saying she is determined to extend the record by another year.

Kane Tanaka, who has a weakness for fizzy drinks and chocolate, marked the milestone on Sunday with staff at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka prefecture, south-west Japan, according to media reports.

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The Guinness Book of Records recognised Tanaka’s status in March 2019, when she was 116; she went on to achieve an all-time Japanese age record when she reached 117 years and 261 days in September 2020.

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