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Kise Kawamura

Yumi Yamamoto
Validated By: Yumi Yamamoto On Date: Feb. 02nd 2024

Kise Kawamura (Japanese: 川村キセ) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Kawamura was born in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on 20 December 1912.

At some point, she moved into a nursing home for the elderly. While there, she spent a lot of time watching TV during the day. According to her family, she had a gentle personality and was dearly loved by those around her.

Kawamura passed away in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on 20 February 2023, at the age of 110 years, 62 days.

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In September 2022, she was reported as the oldest living person in Tochigi Prefecture.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Yumi Yamamoto, Ryohei Asano and Bogdan Solyanikov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 2 February 2024.

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* 栃木県 Press Release, September 2022

* “100歳以上県内1244人 17年連続過去最多に” – Shimotsuke Shimbun, 16 September 2022

* “県内最高齢 110歳亡くなる=栃木” – Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo Morning Edition, page 22), 22 February 2023