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New Validation: Mine Mutō of Japan (1883-1995)

In March 1995, aged 111. (Source: Asahi Shimbun) In March 1995, aged 111. (Source: Asahi Shimbun)

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mine Mutō of Japan at age 111. She was born in Osade Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on 14 December 1883. Mutō was a wife and a mother to 10 children. On 21 December 1989, following the death of 106-year-old Naka Kobayashi of Akeno village, Mutō became the oldest living person in Yamanashi Prefecture.

In September 1992, when she was 108 years old, the governor of Yamanashi Prefecture visited her to celebrate Respect for the Aged Day. She was in good health at the time of the visit, but she became bedridden the following year. In December 1993, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first (known) supercentenarian in Yamanashi Prefecture. Subsequently, she became the first person in the Prefecture to reach the age of 111.

Mutō passed away in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on 2 March 1995, at the age of 111 years, 78 days.

Mutō remained the sole recorded supercentenarian in Yamanashi Prefecture for over 15 years following her passing. It was not until April 2010 that Masa Shimizu (1900–2011) became the second supercentenarian in the Prefecture. In January 2018, Natsu Kotsuka (1906–2018) surpassed Mutō’s final age, thereby becoming the new oldest person ever from Yamaguchi Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Mine Mutō’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

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