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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 20/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sakari Momoi a former high school principal who was born on February 5 1903 received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement.

One-hundred-eleven-year-old Japanese man Sakari Momoi (R) receives a certificate naming him as the world's oldest man by the Guinness World Records at a hospital in Tokyo.- AFP

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised on Wednesday as the world’s oldest male at the age of 111.

Sakari Momoi a former high school principal who was born on February 5 1903 received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement.

Dressed in a black suit white shirt and silver tie Momoi told assembled media at the Tokyo care home where he lives that he did not plan on going anywhere just yet.

“I want to live for about two more years” he said in soft voice.

Momoi bagged the title after the death in June of American Alexander Imich who was born a day earlier.

The recognition means Japan is now home to the world’s oldest man and woman with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka taking the female honours.

Except for poor hearing Momoi is in good health and enjoys reading books and watching sumo on television according to local press.

He was born in Minamisoma Fukushima an area that was badly hit by the deadly 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered the world worst nuclear crisis in a generation.

According to Guinness he moved to Saitama north of Tokyo many years ago.

Japan known for the longevity of its people was previously home to the oldest man ever to have lived — Jiroemon Kimura who died in June 2013 at the age of 116.

Around a quarter of Japan’s population of 128 million is aged 65 or older.

The figure already one of the highest proportions in the world is expected to rise to around 40 per cent over coming decades. For more news from Khaleej Times follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on Twitter at khaleejtimes Follow khaleejtimes ->

 


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