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New Validation: Haruko Mekaru (1910-2022) of Japan

On her 111th birthday in 2021. (Source: kenshoukai.or.jp) On her 111th birthday in 2021. (Source: kenshoukai.or.jp)

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Haruko Mekaru at 112 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 5 July 1910 in Nanjō City, Okinawa Prefecture. 

At some point in her life, she got married to a skilled master carpenter. Her family witnessed a fierce war during the Pacific War where their place of residence became a battlefield. Fortunately, they are living way off the road, so they sustained minimal damage from the conflict.

On her 112th birthday in 2022. (Source: kenshoukai.or.jp)
On her 112th birthday in 2022.
(Source: kenshoukai.or.jp)

She moved into a nursing home where she celebrated her 111th and 112th birthdays while wearing her kimono. Haruko enjoyed sata andagi which is an Okinawan sweet, deep-fried bun similar to a doughnut. 

Mrs. Mekaru passed away on 21 November 2022 at her nursing home in Nanjō City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. 

For more information, please visit Haruko Mekaru’s Directory Profile here. 

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