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Chiyo Awa

Ryohei Asano
Validated By: Ryohei Asano On Date: Jul. 13th 2023

Chiyo Awa (Japanese: 阿波千代) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. At the time of death, she was the oldest living woman in Kyoto Prefecture.


Chiyo Awa was born in Japan on 15 May 1898.

Chiyo Awa passed away of chronic respiratory failure in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on 30 November 2009, at the age of 111.

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In June 2006, she became the oldest living person in the city of Maizuru.

Between September 2007 and September 2009, she was annually reported as the second-oldest living person in Kyoto Prefecture, after Jiroemon Kimura.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Ryohei Asano and Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 13 July 2023.

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* Japan 100-year-old directory (日本百歳人名鑑), 1999 (page 223)

* National Elderly Directory (全国高齢者名簿), September 2003 (page 316)

* “男性最高齢の加賀本さん死去 舞鶴、104歳” – Kyoto Shimbun, 29 June 2006

* “敬老の日” – Yomiuri Shimbun, 18 September 2007

* “府内最高齢:112歳、木村さん 女性は111歳、舞鶴の阿波さん/京都” – Mainichi Shimbun, 15 September 2009

* “京都府内女性最高齢 舞鶴の111歳死亡” – Kyoto Shimbun, 2 December 2009