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Japan's oldest person dies at 115

Published 02/12/2011 | 10:57

Chiyono Hasegawa, Japan's oldest person, has died aged 115 (AP)
Chiyono Hasegawa, Japan's oldest person, has died aged 115 (AP)

Japan's oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, has died.

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Ms Hasegawa, who was born 20 November 1896, died at a facility in southern Japan on Friday.

Japan's oldest person is now a man, 114-year-old Jirouemon Kimura, who was born April 19, 1897. Kimura is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man.

Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, in the United States, is listed by Guinness as the world's oldest person, at 115. She was born 26 August 1896.

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