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BIOGRAPHY

Chiyono Hasegawa was born in Saga Prefecture, Japan on 20 November 1896.

In September 2008 on Senior Citizen’s Day, Chiyono Hasegawa, then 111, and her 61-year-old grandson were visited by Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture.

On 2 May 2010, the day she became the oldest validated living Japanese person, Hasegawa attended a ceremony held at her nursing home which announced her new record.

Hasegawa died in Saga Prefecture, Japan on 2 December 2011 at the age of 115 years, 12 days.

RECOGNITION

She is currently the second-oldest validated person ever from Saga Prefecture, behind Shigeyo Nakachi.

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