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Ura Koyama

Ura Koyama [Japanese: 小山 ウラ] was a validated Japanese supercentenarian. She became the oldest known living person in Japan upon the death of Mitoyo Kawate in November 2003.


Ura Koyama was born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on 30 August 1890. She had three children with her husband Kisaburo. In 1977 she moved to grandson to Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture. On 5 April 2005, she died of pneumonia at a hospital in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture. At the time of her death, Koyama was the fourth-oldest person in the world, at the age of 114 years, 218 days.

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Following Koyama’s death, Yone Minagawa became Japan’s oldest living person.