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Yaoe Koda

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Validated By: Test Validator On Date: Sep. 30th 2009

Yaoe Koda (Japanese: 小田八尾衛) was a Japanese supercentenarian who is the second-oldest person ever from Kochi prefecture, after Tsuneyo Toyonaga. Her age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).


Koda was born in Niyodogawa (formerly Agawa village), Kōchi Prefecture, Japan on 1 July 1898. In her early 20s, she married a farmer and raised seven children whilst aiding her husband with farm work.

Koda became the oldest resident of Kōchi upon the death of Chika Kitagawa between March and September 2008. From the age of 110, she was mostly bed-bound. At the time of her 112th birthday, she had eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Koda died of heart failure at a hospital in Ochi, Kōchi Prefecture on 9 June 2011 at 9:16 p. m., at the age of 112 years, 343 days. She was the sixth-oldest person in Japan upon her death.

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Koda’s age was verified by Stefan Gelow and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), and validated by the GRG on 30 September 2009.