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New Validation: Kinue Yoshida (1905-2016) of Japan

Sunset at Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Sunset at Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Kinue Yoshida was a validated Japanese supercentenarian who died in 2016 at the age of 111. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Hyōgo Prefecture.

Kinue Yoshida was born in Japan on 10 June 1905.

Despite living in a nursing home, Yoshida became an honorary “grand champion” in sumo wrestling in her late 90s. Even at 108, she remained active, enjoying crafts, reading, and current affairs. Her artistic talents included origami, pottery, and painting, with one of her notable works titled “Autumn Breeze and Apartments Line the Mountain Tops.”

Kinue Yoshida passed away in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on 17 June 2016, at the age of 111 years, 7 days. Condolences were conveyed by the governor of Hyōgo Prefecture and the mayor of Takarazuka during her funeral.

On 14 February 2016, following the passing of 110-year-old Fusako Hasegawa, she became the oldest living person in Hyōgo Prefecture.

Upon her passing, she was succeeded as the Prefecture’s oldest living person by Mitsu Yamakawa (born 21 January 1906).

LongeviQuest congratulates Kinue Yoshida’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

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