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Tsuya Hayashi

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Nov. 21st 2015

Tsuya Hayashi [Japanese: 林 ツヤ] was a Japanese supercentenarian who has been the longevity recordholder for Toyama Prefecture since 2016. Her age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Tsuya Hayashi was born on 26 April 1904 in Japan. At the age of 100, she was still living in her own home with her son Minoru, her daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.

According to her family, Hayashi’s secret to longevity was walking, gymnastics, and a relaxing lifestyle. Her daughter-in-law speculated that the stimulation provided by living with a large family aided in her long life. She enjoyed watching the television during her centenarian years.

Tsuya Hayashi passed away in a Toyama City nursing home on 30 November 2016 at the age of 112 years, 218 days.

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On Hayashi’s 100th birthday, she was presented with congratulatory gifts from city dignitaries.

Hayashi’s age was verified by Stefan Maglov, as well as Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), and was validated by the GRG on 21 November 2015.

On 16 August 2015, Hayashi became Toyama Prefecture’s oldest resident following the death of 111-year-old Kie Taki. The following year, she broke the longevity record for Toyama held by Sue Hirano and later became the first known person in the prefecture’s history to reach the age of 112.

Upon Hayashi’s death, Toyama’s oldest living person was Nou Sakai, aged 110.

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  • ”元気に長生きを、林さんの100歳祝う 富山市水橋” Hokkoku Shimbun April 27, 2004

  • “林さんの100歳祝う 富山” Hokkoku Shimbun April 30, 2004

  • “112歳の林さん死去 県内最高齢” Toyama Shimbun December 4, 2016