Yone Minagawa

Japanese supercentenarian

Yone Minagawa (January 4, 1893 – August 13, 2007) was a Japanese supercentenarian and the world's oldest living person[1] between January 29, 2007, and Minagawa's death at age 114 years 221 days.

Minagawa became Japan's oldest person in April 2005, following the death of 114-year-old Ura Koyama. With the death of 114-year-old Emma Tillman on January 29, 2007, Minagawa became the world's oldest living person. She was 114 years 25 days old at the time. Following her death, then 114-year-old Edna Parker became the new world's oldest living person.


  1. "World's oldest person, Yone Minagawa, dies at 114". August 14, 2007.
Preceded by
Emma Tillman
Oldest Recognized Living Person
January 29, 2007 – August 13, 2007
Succeeded by
Edna Parker