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The oldest woman in Japan 117 years, reveal her secrets to long life

Kane Tanaka, who had already been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest living person in March last year achieved the all time Japanese age record.

Kane Tanaka attribute her longevity to coke , chocolate sea food and regular exercise. Tanaka’s record age is symbolic of Japan’s fast ageing population, which coupled with its falling birthrate is raising concerns about labor shortages and prospects for future economic growth.

Japan has one of the oldest people in the world with over 70 000 people who are above 100 years and almost one third of its people are above 60 million people.

The title of Japan's oldest ever person was once held by Shigechiyo Izumi, who died at the supposed age of 120 in 1986. He was also briefly certified by Guinness World Records. However, Izumi's recognition was rescinded as suspicions rose that his birth record was actually that of his elder brother, who had died at a young age.

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