| 26 February 2024, Monday |

World’s oldest person blows out her 119th candle

The world’s oldest person, Japanese Kani Tanaka, celebrates her one hundred and nineteenth birthday, inside a nursing home in the southwest of the country.
This perennial, who lived through the reigns of five emperors in Japan, is still clinging to life and aspires to preserve on that record for another year, she says.
Guinness Book of Records, granted her the title for the first time, in March 2019, and renewed it in 2020, and she is still the oldest living woman in the world.
It is noteworthy that, according to official statistics, Japan has recorded last year, a record number of people over the age of one hundred, which is more than eighty-six thousand people, the majority of whom are women.