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New Validation: Hideko Sōgawa (1909-2020) of Japan

Undated. (Source: Gerontology Wiki) Undated. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Hideko Sōgawa at age 111. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Kōchi Prefecture at the time of her death.

Hideko Sōgawa was born on 5 February 1909 in Gobō, Wakayama Prefecture. At some point in her life, she got married and had two sons and three daughters.

She was a home economics teacher at a prefectural high school while raising her children. Hideko retired when she was 60 years old.

At the age of 109. (Source: Facebook)
At the age of 109.
(Source: Facebook)

At age 96 sometime in 2005, she moved to where her daughter lived in Kōchi City. Until she was around the age of 109, Hideko would walk about 300 meters away from her home to a meeting place on a hill. This is where she would participate in a 40-minute “A lively 100-year-old gymnastics” for strength training for the elderly. She does this exercise once a week while also walking around her house with her daughter. It was also reported that Hideko would sometimes leave her can at the meetinghouse knowing that she could walk home just as well without it.

Hideko Sōgawa passed away on 6 June 2020 in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan, when she was at the age of 111 years, 122 days.

For more information, please view Hideko Sōgawa’s Directory Profile here.

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