Kane Tanaka
Kane Tanaka at the age of 113.
Birth: 2 January 1903

115 years, 196 days

Country: JAP FlagJPN

Kane Tanaka [Japanese: 田中カ子] (born 2 January 1903) is a validated Japanese supercentenarian. She is, at the age of 115, the second-oldest living person in the world who is validated by the Gerontology Research Group.[1]


Tanaka's husband was Hideo Tanaka. In the 1970s, she visited the US, where she has several nieces and nephews. A book has been written about Tanaka by her son when she was 107, in which they talk about her life and her longevity.

Tanaka currently resides in Fukuoka prefecture. At the age of 115, she gets around with the help of a walker and lives in a nursing home. She loves to write poetry and she can still remember her trips to the United States. She attributes her longevity to her faith in God.[2]