Yasutaro Koide
Birth: 13 March 1903
Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan
Death: 19 January 2016
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Age: 112 years, 312 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN

Yasutaro Koide (小出 保太郎) (13 March 1903 – 19 January 2016) was a verified Japanese supercentenarian, recognised as the oldest living man in the world from the death of 112-year old Sakari Momoi on 5 July 2015 until his own death six months later. He was also the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture and the fourth oldest ever verified Japanese man on record.[1]


Koide was born on 13 March 1903 in Tsuruga, Fukui, where he worked as a tailor for a men’s clothes shop. At the age of 107, he moved to Nagoya city to be with his daughter. On 21 August 2015, he was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man. It was reported he was able to read without glasses, could eat without dentures and was able to walk around in his house.[2]

He died of heart failure and pneumonia at 0:17 AM on 19 January 2016, aged 112 years, 312 days.[3][4]

See also


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

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

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