LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tōichi Sasaki of Japan. He was born in  on and passed away in Ōsaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 20 April 2017 at the age of 111. He was the second-oldest living man in Japan at the time of his death.

Mr. Sasaki worked in agriculture. At the age of 29, he married a woman named Shigeko. They had two sons and six daughters. As of 2005, he had 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he lived with his eldest son. At the age of 100, his legs were not so strong anymore, but his eyesight and hearing remained good. He attributed his longevity to taking Chinese medicine for 30 years, and how he was always in bed by 6 PM. He also enjoyed spending time each day drinking tea, chatting, and watching his favorite period dramas on television.

In 2011, likely following the passing of 106-year-old Inao Chiba (Japanese: 千葉稲男) of Tome on February 19, he became the oldest living man in Miyagi Prefecture. Some time at the age of 107, he became the oldest man to ever live in Miyagi Prefecture. In September 2015, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first male supercentenarian in Miyagi Prefecture.

At the age of 110. (Source: o-seishinkai.sakura.ne.jp)

At the age of 110.
(Source: o-seishinkai.sakura.ne.jp)

On 29 October 2016, following the death of Japan’s oldest living man of the time, Masamitsu Yoshida of Tokyo, he became the second-oldest living man in Japan, after Masazo Nonaka.

LongeviQuest congratulates Mr. Sasaki’s family on his posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mr. Sasaki’s Directory Profile here.