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Kuni Onose

Kuni Onose was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ). She was the oldest living person in Ibaraki Prefecture at the time of her death.


Onose was born on 31 December 1904 in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. On 16 May 2015, aged 110, she became the oldest person in Ibaraki following the death of 110-year-old Hisa Yamaguchi of Chikusei. She died of a hemmorhagic gastric ulcer on 5 February 2018 at the age of 113 years, 36 days, being succeeded as Ibaraki’s oldest person by 110-year-old Mitsuko Uesugi of Ishioka.

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Onose was recognised for her longevity in a newsletter published in her hometown in October 2007, when she was 102. She was not reported again until September 2014, when she was included in the statistics for Ibaraki during Keiro no hi (Respect for the Aged Day). She was reported in September 2015, 2016, and 2017 as the oldest person in the prefecture.