Chiyono Hasegawa
220px-Chiyono Hasegawa
Birth: 20 November 1896
Death: 2 December 2011
Age: 115 years, 12 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN

Chiyono Hasegawa (20 November 1896 — 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian. [1] Aged 115 years, 12 days at the time of her death, she was the oldest verified person in Japan (since the death of Kama Chinen on 2 May 2010) and the oldest verified person in Asia. She was the second oldest verified living person in the world behind American woman Besse Cooper. At the time of her death, Hasegawa was one of only 26 people verified to have surpassed a 115th birthday, and the second Japanese person after Tane Ikai.


In September 2008 on Senior Citizen's Day, Chiyono Hasegawa, then 111, and her 61-year-old grandson were visited by Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture.[2]

On 2 May 2010, the day she became the oldest verified living Japanese person, Hasegawa attended a ceremony held at her nursing home which announced her new record.

Chiyono Hasegawa died on 2 December 2011 aged 115 years, 12 days.


  1. Table A Gerontology Research Group
  2. Governor's visit to the oldest 111-year-old Hasegawa Saga (11 September 2008)

Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue UtagawaSuekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Denzo Ishizaki • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi Tajima

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