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Iso Nakamura

Iso Nakamura [Japanese: 中村イソ] was a validated Japanese supercentenarian. She is currently the oldest validated person ever from Ishikawa Prefecture.


Iso Nakamura was born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture on April 23, 1903.

She married a man who lived in the same city, but she lost her husband when she was 27. Whilst running a fish vendor and a beachside restaurant, she raised two children by herself.

After the death of her children, she entered a nursing home in 2004. By the time she was 111, she could sometimes eat with a spoon on her own. She liked sweet things like ice cream and red bean paste.

Iso Nakamura died in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan on 23 November 2017 at the age of 114 years, 214 days.

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At the time of her death, Nakamura was the oldest validated person living in Ishikawa prefecture, the fourth-oldest in Japan, and the seventh-oldest in the world.