28 November 1907Unknown, Japan


24 June 2020Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan



Hanako Uehara

Hanako Uehara (Japanese: 上原ハナコ) was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture. Her age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Uehara was born in Japan on 28 November 1907. At the age of 111, she still lived in her own home. She died in Hiroshima City on 24 June 2020 at the age of 112 years, 209 days.

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Uehara became Hiroshima Prefecture’s oldest resident upon the death of 112-year old Yoshikazu Yamashita on 7 July 2019. Almost a year later, following her own death, the title passed to Mitsuko Agawa, then aged 111.

Uehara’s age was verified by Takeo Inishie, Yu Li, and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), and was validated by the GRG on 16 January 2020.

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  • Hiroshima Prefecture Press Release September 2019
  • Sanyo Shimbun June 26, 2020 “県内最高齢112歳 上原さん死去”