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Haruyo Fukasawa

Ryohei Asano
Validated By: Ryohei Asano On Date: Nov. 15th 2023

Haruyo Fukasawa (Japanese: 深澤春代) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Fukasawa was born in Kajikazawa (now part of Fujikawa), Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on 21 March 1911. As a young woman, she worked at a paper mill and was involved in farming work. She had children at some point.

In June 2020, at the age of 109, Fukasawa moved into a nursing home in Komuro. At 110, she was reported to be in good health. She could independently operate her wheelchair, ride the care home elevator, maintain a hearty appetite, use chopsticks without staff assistance, and engage in radio gymnastics every morning. Her hobby was origami, and she frequently gifted paper cranes she crafted to the staff.

Fukasawa passed away at a hospital in Fujikawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on 15 September 2023.

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At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Following her death, Yoshiko Naitō succeeded her as the Prefecture’s oldest living resident.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Ryohei Asano and Yumi Yamamoto, and validated by LongeviQuest on 15 November 2023.

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* “110歳 体操日課に元気” – Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, 1 May 2021

* “100歳以上0万2139人 山梨も最多870人29年連続” – Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, 16 September 2023

* “県内最高齢者が死去” – Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, 20 September 2023