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Masazo Nonaka
Masazo Nonaka
Masazo Nonaka being recognised by Guinness World Records, April 2018
Birth: 25 July 1905
Ashoro, Hokkaido, Japan
Age:

113 years, 62 days

Country: JAP FlagJPN
Validated
Masazo Nonaka [Japanese: 野中正造] (born 25 July 1905) is a validated Japanese supercentenarian who has been the world's oldest validated man since the death of Francisco Nunez Olivera on 29 January 2018 (even though Nunez Olivera's validation was not completed until two days after death).

Biography

Masazo Nonaka was born in Kamitoshibetsu, Ashoro, Hokkaido on 25 July 1905 as the eldest son of Masujiro and Kiyo Nonaka. His mother was founder of onsen (Japanese hot spring) "Nonaka". He had two brothers and three sisters (all now deceased). He married Hatsuno Nonaka and had 5 children (2 living).

Nonaka lives in Ashoro, Hokkaido. He has been the oldest living person in Hokkaido prefecture since the death of Teru Hatakeyama on 3 April 2016. He became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of Masamitsu Yoshida on 29 October 2016.

On 25 July 2017, Nonaka celebrated his 112th birthday. Following the death of Israel Kristal on 11 August 2017, Nonaka was, at the time, the oldest living man validated by the Gerontology Research Group. However, the subsequent validation of Francisco Nunez Olivera means that Nonaka is recognised as being the oldest living man since Nunez Olivera's death on 29 January 2018. He was officially recognised by Guinness World Records on 10 April 2018.

On 25 July 2018, Nonaka celebrated his 113th birthday.

References


Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo Nonaka


World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo Nonaka