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Tane Ikai
Tane Ikai
Birth: 18 January 1879
Aichi, Japan
Death: 12 July 1995
Aichi, Japan
Age: 116 years, 175 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN
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Tane Ikai (18 January 1879 – 12 July 1995) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who held the title of the oldest person and woman ever from Japan and Asia until Misao Okawa surpassed her age on 28 August 2014. She is one of the only three Asians to reach 116, the others being Jiroemon Kimura and Misao Okawa. She never held the title of oldest living person as Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) was still alive when she died. She is the second oldest Japanese person ever, and the 11th-oldest person ever. She married at age 20 and had three sons and a daughter, and separated from her husband at age 38 in 1917. In 1988, at the age of 109, she suffered another stroke and was moved to a hospital, where she remained bedridden for the rest of her life. She died of kidney failure on 12 July 1995 as the oldest recorded Japanese person at age 116 years, 175 days (her record was broken by Misao Okawa in 2014).  

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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 • Harumi Nakamura • Nabi Tajima

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