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Takio Hamatani

Ryohei Asano
Validated By: Ryohei Asano On Date: Jul. 06th 2023

Takio Hamatani (Japanese: 濱谷タキヲ) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture, and formerly the Prefecture's oldest person ever.


Takio Hamatani was born in Japan on 1 November 1902.

Takio Hamatani passed away in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, on 16 July 2014, at the age of 111.

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At the age of 100, she was presented with a certificate and commemorative gift from the Prime Minister of Japan to celebrate her birthday, and was listed in Fukui Shinbun as one of the 100 centenarians in Fukui Prefecture.

On 17 August 2012, following the death of 110-year-old Hatsue Sabi of Echizen, she became the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture, at the age of 109,

In March 2014, she surpassed the final age of Matsui Kobayashi (1899–2010), becoming the oldest person ever in Fukui Prefecture.

Upon her death, Tsuhi Hori became the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture. Hori eventually surpassed Hamatani’s final age, becoming the Prefecture’s new oldest person ever.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Ryohei Asano and Yumi Yamamoto, and validated by LongeviQuest on 6 July 2023.

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* 全国高齢者名簿 (page 235), September 2003

* “県内100歳以上最多に” – Fukui Shimbun, 11 September 2002

* Fukui Prefecture Press Release, September 2012 and September 2013

* “おくやみ” – Fukui Shimbun, 17 July 2014