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Chiyo Miyako

Japanese supercentenarian

Chiyo Miyako (千代宮子, Miyako Chiyo, born May 2, 1901[2] - 22 July 2018) was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest verified living person following the death of Nabi Tajima on April 21, 2018 until her death three months later.[3]

Chiyo Miyako
Native name
千代宮子
Born(1901-05-02)2 May 1901
Died(2018-07-22)22 July 2018
(aged 117 years, 81 days
ResidenceKanagawa
NationalityJapanese
Known forOldest living verified person in the world (since 21 April 2018)
Oldest living person in Japan
(since 21 April 2018)[1]

Upon the death of Violet Brown in September 2017, she became the second oldest living person. She would hold the title for six months until become the world's oldest living person.[4]

Miyako was born in the Kanagawa prefecture.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "国内最高齢の115歳女性が死去" [Oldest Person in Japan 115yo Woman Dies] (in Japanese). 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. "GRG World Supercentenarian Rankings List". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  3. Giappone, morta nonna Nabi Tajima: era la più vecchia del mondo (Italian)
  4. "Morta a 117 anni la persona più vecchia del mondo". 21 April 2018.
  5. "世界上年齡最大的十位在世老人:全是女性 有一半都是日本人" [The World's 10 Oldest Living People are all Woman and half are Japanese]. kknews. May 4, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
Records
Preceded by
Nabi Tajima
Oldest verified living person
21 April 2018 — 22 July 2018
Succeeded by
Kane Tanaka