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Fumi Hoshino

Fumi Hoshino [Japanese: 星野冨美] was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

VALIDATED BY: GRG Japan


Fumi Hoshino was born on 30 October 1908, as the eldest daughter of the chief priest of Temple in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. She had two younger brothers and one younger sister.

After graduating from elementary school, Hoshino entered a girls’ high school (currently a middle and high school). In addition, after she graduated from girls’ high school, she went to a teacher training school (currently the university’s education department) and graduated.

Hoshino worked as a home economics teacher at a girls’ high school in Tokyo until she was 60 years old. She was unmarried and had no children. When she was 80 years old, she moved to a nursing home in Edogawa Ward and lived alone until then.

Hoshino’s personality was cheerful. She liked to make people laugh and often told jokes. Her favorite foods were raw tuna, kabayaki eel, and Oronamin C (a carbonated drink), which she ate and drank at the age of 113.

Hoshino died from COVID-19 in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan on 23 August 2022, at the age of 113 years, 297 days.

At the time of her death, Hoshino was the oldest known living person in Tokyo Prefecture, and the fifth-oldest validated living person in Japan, behind Fusa Tatsumi, Kahoru Furuya, Tomiko Itooka, and Kimiko Ono.


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