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New Validation: Toku Isaka (1911-2022) of Japan

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LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Toku Isaka at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Mie Prefecture at the time of her death.

Toku Isaka was born on 26 September 1911 in the village of Nishikurobe (now part of Matsusaka City), Mie Prefecture, Japan. She was the youngest of four children in a family of fishmongers.

She had a passion for learning that started in her childhood. This made her consistently earn the title of honor student all throughout elementary school years. In relation to this, she aspired to be a teacher and so she graduated from the old prefectural women’s normal school in Kameyama City. Toku Isaka began her teaching career when she was only 19 years old.

On her wedding day i 1935. Isaka is seated on the left, her husband is standing in the back. (Source:
On her wedding day i 1935. Isaka is seated on the left, her husband is standing in the back.

She got married at the age of 24 but unfortunately, her husband passed away when he went off to war. After this, she dedicated herself to educating first-grade students for 35 years. Right after this, she also served as the kindergarten director for a decade and a college instructor for a year. After retirement, Toku continued serving her community by volunteering as a “grandma teacher” in a childcare facility.

When she was 89 years old, Toku Isaka organized a “Children’s Art Exhibition” to showcase more than 6,000 children’s paintings in her home.

Toku Isaka passed away on 2 November 2022 in Yamazoe-cho, Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. She died of natural causes at her home when she was 111 years and 37 days old.

For more information, please view Toku Isaka’s Directory Profile here.

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