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BIOGRAPHY

Tomizawa was born in Japan on 10 March 1905. Reportedly, he did not experience any serious illness throughout his life. He rode an electric motorcycle until he was 100 years old and enjoyed playing gateball until he was 103 years old.

At the age of 106, he became the oldest living person in Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture, and was congratulated by the mayor. At that time, he stood and thanked the mayor. Despite being a little hard of hearing, his eyesight remained good, and he often watched sumo matches and news on TV, as well as reading newspapers. His favorite foods were sushi and sweet treats, and he believed the secret to longevity was to “eat everything without being picky.”

Tomizawa passed away due to mitral valve insufficiency in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on 23 December 2015, at the age of 110 years, 288 days.

RECOGNITION

In September 2012, at the age of 107, he was reported as the oldest living man in Chiba Prefecture. It’s possible he assumed the title following the passing of 108-year-old Chiyokichi Mori (Japanese: 森千代吉; 1 November 1903 – c.17 June 2012) of Nagareyama.

In October 2013, he surpassed Mori’s final age, becoming the oldest man to have ever lived in Chiba Prefecture. He held the title until 22 August 2022, when Gisaburō Sonobe surpassed his final age.

At the time of his death, he was the fourth-oldest living man in Japan, behind Yasutarō Koide, Masamitsu Yoshida, and Chōki Miyagi.

His age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Ryohei Asano, and validated by LongeviQuest on 30 April 2024.

ATTRIBUTION

* “県内賛成最高齢、109歳。 明治38年生まれの富沢覺さん” – Public Relations Kamogawa, 1 November 2014 issue

* e-Stat

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