LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Fuji Takashima. She was born in Kotsubo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on 15 August 1911. She passed away in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, from old age just before 9 a.m. on October 23, 2023, at the age of 112 years and 69 days.

In September 2018, aged 107. (Source: Kanagawa Shinbun)

In September 2018, aged 107.
(Source: Kanagawa Shinbun)

Takashima was one of the supercentenarians with vivid memories of the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred in Japan on September 1, 1923. At the age of 93, she shared the story of her experience at an elementary school in Zushi City. This led to the publication of a picture book in 2021 by “Geo Kanagawa”, in which she talked about her experience of the disaster. For more information about her earthquake recollection experience, please view Takashima’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Fuji Takashima.