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Kane Toriba, Fukaya’s Oldest Living Person, Turned 112

At the age of 110. (Source: Courtesy of the family) At the age of 110. (Source: Courtesy of the family)

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Mrs. Kane Toriba, the oldest living resident of Fukaya, Japan, celebrated her 112th birthday on December 4th. LongeviQuest has sent Kane Toriba congratulatory flowers and letters to celebrate her milestone. In September 2018, she was reported as the oldest living person in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture.

Celebratory flowers and greetings for her 112th birthday.

Toriba was born in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture, Japan on 4 December 1911. After finishing elementary school, she dedicated several years to assisting her parents on their farm. Later, she fell in love and married her husband. The couple subsequently had five children.

Her daily routine includes morning calf massages with a massager, newspaper reading, attending a daycare service four times a week, and a 15-minute footbath before bed to warm her legs. This routine, organized by her son to improve blood circulation in her legs, has been her practice for 20 years. At 109, she was hospitalized four times in a year due to cholecystitis but made a full recovery after each month-long stay and has not had another episode since. Despite her age, she remains active and doesn’t take naps. She spends her days sitting in a wheelchair and even reads the newspaper without glasses every morning. She is in such good physical condition that, at the age of 112, she was able to go on an overnight trip with her children to a hot spring inn about a 30-minute drive away.

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

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