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Suekiku Miyanaga
Suekiku Miyanaga
Birth: 7 April 1884
Japan
Death: 20 June 1998
Osumi, Kagoshima, Japan
Age: 114 years, 74 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN
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Suekiku Miyanaga (7 April 1884 – 20 June 1998) was a verified Japanese supercentenarian noted for being Japan's oldest living person at the time of her passing. In 1908, while she was in her early 20s, she married and eventually had 11 children in total (seven daughters and four sons).

Not much is known about her earlier life, such as her exact birth place, but her obituary mentions her being a vegetarian. In addition, she had a passion for music and played the guitar well into her mid-centenarian years.

As an elderly, she resided in a nursing home in Osumi Province in the Southeast part of Kagoshima Prefecture. On 5 May 1997, she became the oldest living Japanese person after the death of Sue Utagawa.

Suekiku Miyanaga passed away in a hospital on 20 June 1998 at the age of 114 years, 74 days. At the time of her death, she was among the oldest living people in the world. Only two of her children were still alive after her death.

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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


Japan's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Isa Nakayama • Man Ichikawa • Koume Hirakawa • Matsu Yoshikuni • Koharu Kodaira • Oto Michii • Toka Miyata • Momu Okuma • Ine Tsugawa • Seki Takehara • Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi Tajima

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