|Birth:||4 August 1900|
Kikaijima, Kagoshima, Japan
117 years, 50 days
Nabi Tajima (born 4 August 1900) is a Japanese supercentenarian who is, at the age of 117 years, 50 days, the current oldest living person in Japan whose age can be verified and is the oldest living person in the world, following the death of Violet Brown on 15 September 2017. She became the oldest person in Japan following the death of the anonymous resident of Tokyo on 27 September 2015, and, since the death of Violet Brown, is the last validated person born in the year 1900.
Tajima was born in Araki, an area of what was then Wan Village, in the westernmost part of Kikaijima Island, Kagoshima prefecture. She currently resides in Kikai, located on the same island in the prefecture of Kagoshima. On her 117th birthday she had 9 children (7 sons and 2 daughters), 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 64 great-great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-great-grandchildren.
|Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku 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