8 March 1898Okinawa, Japan


12 September 2012Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan



Kame Nakamura

Kame Nakamura [Japanese: 仲村カメ] was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

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Kame Nakamura was born on 8 March 1898 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. She had four children and was widowed during the war. Then, she managed a soba shop until the age of 60.

Nakamura was able to cook on her own until the age of 106 when she suffered a fracture because of a fall.

Kame Nakamura died of senility in a hospital in Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on 12 September 2012, at the age of 114 years, 188 days.

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Following the death of 114-year-old Kama Chinen on 2 May 2010, Nakamura became the oldest living person in Okinawa prefecture.

At the time of her death, she was the fourth-oldest living person in Japan, and the sixth-oldest living verified person in the world.