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BIOGRAPHY

Hama Yasukawa was born in Japan on 19 January 1907. She lost her parents around the third year of elementary school and went to live and work with her relatives.

Yasukawa’s husband died early. They had two children (a son and a daughter). At the age of 27, she lived and worked in Osaka with two children. Her son got a job at a shipping company, but Yasukawa continued working until retirement.

Yasukawa became the oldest living person in Hyogo Prefecture following the death of 111-year-old Matsue Kimura on 13 June 2018. On her 113th birthday in 2020, she was visited by the Mayor of Takarazuka, Tomoko Nakagawa. At that time, she had four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Hama Yasukawa died in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 114 years, 124 days.

RECOGNITION

At the time of her death, she was the third-oldest living person in Japan, after Kane Tanaka and Yoshi Otsunari. Upon her death, a 114-year-old anonymous woman (of Miki) became the oldest person in Hyogo Prefecture.

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