LongeviQuest has validated the age claim of Japanese supercentenarian Shigeru Nakamura at 111 years old. He was born on 11 January 1911 in Jinsekikōgen, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan where he grew up and practiced civil engineering as his profession.

He was exposed and survived the aftermath of the Hiroshima Bombing in August 1945 wherein he even went to help to clean up the rubble left in the devastated city. Because of this, he held the Atomic Bomb Survivor Health Certificate.

In September 2022, at the age of 111. (Source: 中央社CNA)

In September 2022, at the age of 111.
(Source: 中央社CNA)

At some point, he married someone named Teruyo and the couple had five children. Time passed by and their family grew bigger with the addition of ten grandchildren and at least one great grandson.

His wife, Teruyo, died in 2003 and he continued to live alone until 2018 when he moved into a nursing home. He then passed away in 15 November 2022 where he was considered as the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture as well as the oldest living man in the country of Japan. LongeviQuest extends their congratulations to the family of Mr. Nakamura on this posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Shigeru Nakamura’s Directory Profile here.