Japan, Apr 22 2018: The world’s oldest person from Japan has died, reports said.
Believed to be world’s oldest person Nabi Tajima died at an age of 117 years.
Tajima, according to reports was born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known person born in the 19th century.
She reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren, reports said.
Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
She had attained the stature of world’s oldest living person after the death in September of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also at the age of 117.
After Tajima’s death another Japanese woman Chiyo Miyako, has now become the world’s oldest person, according to the U.S.-based Gerontology Research Group.