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BIOGRAPHY

Hisa Ono was born in Shiroishi Village (present-day town of Shiroishi), Saga Prefecture, Japan, on 8 December 1905. Her father was the mayor of Shiroishi Village while running a bookstore. In her youth, before getting married, she helped run her family’s bookstore, and when she was in her 20s, she married Goro, a teacher at a Japanese school in South Korea. The couple had four children (two sons and two daughters). After World War II ended, she returned from Korea with her family and ran a clothing store with her husband in Shiroishi.

From the age of 93 to 105, she lived with her sons and grandchildren, and she moved to a local hospital at the age of 105.

Hisa Ono passed away due to chronic heart failure in Ogi City, Saga Prefecture, Japan, on 4 September 2019.

(Note: Mrs. Ono’s portrait photo was not published at the request of her family.)

RECOGNITION

At the age of 106, she became the oldest living person in Ogi City, and her name was published in the Ogi City Public Relations Paper every September from 2012 to 2018.

At the time of death, she was the second-oldest known living person in Saga Prefecture, after Mrs. Shigeyo Nakachi of Saga City.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Yumi Yamamoto and Yu Li, and validated by LongeviQuest on 18 May 2023.

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