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New Validation: Chūzō Komatsu of Japan (1911-2021)

In 1989, aged 78. (Source: Higashiyuri Town Public Relations Magazine) In 1989, aged 78. (Source: Higashiyuri Town Public Relations Magazine)

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Chūzō Komatsu of Japan at age 110. He was born in Akita Prefecture, Japan on 7 April 1911. Chūzō Komatsu lived a long and active life. He married at 21 and raised five children. He escaped military service due to a childhood accident. Farming remained his passion until his 103rd year, contributing to his remarkable health and longevity. He watched his family grow, welcoming nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren before his wife’s passing in 2009. By 2011, he lived with three generations under one roof, celebrating his 100th birthday with a visit from the mayor and a prophetic prediction of living another ten years.

In 1987, aged 75, along with his wife. (Source: Higashiyuri Town Public Relations Magazine)
In 1987, aged 75, along with his wife.
(Source: Higashiyuri Town Public Relations Magazine)

Despite being over 100, Komatsu stayed remarkably healthy. He kept his posture, avoided major illnesses, and managed daily tasks independently. His routine was structured: waking at 5 a.m., cooking on a wood stove, and exercising with a wheelbarrow. He enjoyed his daily ritual of three shochu drinks, one each with breakfast, lunch, and before bed. He credited his longevity to this habit and a carefree approach to life.

On 21 March 2019, following the death of 110-year-old Teiichirō Iwakawa of Yuzawa, he became the oldest living man in Akita Prefecture.

Chūzō Komatsu passed away at the hospital in Yurihonjō, Akita Prefecture, Japan, on 17 August 2021, at the age of 110 years, 132 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Chūzō Komatsu’s family on his posthumous recognition.

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

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