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Natsuyo Kinase

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Mar. 03rd 2019

Natsuyo Kinase [Japanese: 木名瀬なつよ] was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Kanagawa Prefecture at the time of her death. She was also among the top 10 oldest living people in Japan.


Kinase was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on 30 October 1906. Her husband died during World War II. As a supercentenarian, she enjoyed watching sumo wrestling on the television; she was, by this time, a great-great-grandmother.

Kinase became the oldest living person aged 111, following the 22 July 2018 death of Chiyo Miyako, the world’s oldest person. In October 2019, she became the fifth Kanagawa resident to reach the age of 113. She died on 26 January 2020 at the age of 113 years, 88 days, with her successor as Kanagawa’s oldest living person being then-110-year-old Mitsu Katsuta.

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Kinase was recognised in a local publication on her 110th birthday. A Twitter post was made congratulating her on reaching 111, and her family confirmed her 113th birthday to researchers, but no public report was shown.