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Tane Matsubara, Hokkaido Prefecture’s Oldest Person, Dies at 114

LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Tane Matsubara. She was born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on 15 October 1909 and passed away in Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan on 16 January 2024 at 114 years, 93 days. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. She also became the oldest person ever to have lived in Hokkaido Prefecture on 3 October 2023 after she surpassed the final age of Hatsue Ono (113 years, 352 days).

In September 2022, aged 112. (Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)
In September 2022, aged 112.
(Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)

Married at 20, Matsubara raised eight children (five sons and three daughters) in Imakane before moving to Biratori in 1936, where she started selling tofu.

After raising eight children, Matsubara lived with her sons until moving to a nursing home in 2007. Remarkably, even in her 100s, she kept up with the news and loved learning new things. By 2022, her family had grown to include 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Tane Matsubara.

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