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Yoshi Terai

Ryohei Asano
Validated By: Ryohei Asano On Date: Aug. 17th 2023

Yoshi Terai (Japanese: 寺井よし) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. She was formerly the oldest person ever from Tottori Prefecture.


Yoshi Terai was born in Japan on 9 January 1880.

Terai passed away of heart failure in Nawa (present-day Nawa, Daisen City), Tottori Prefecture, Japan, at 10:30 PM on 22 April 1991, at the age of 111 years, 103 days.

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On 13 November 1983, following the death of 103-year-old Rio Takagi, she became the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture, at the age of 103.

On 9 September 1986, at the age of 106 years, 243 days, she surpassed the final age of Haru Abe (1875–1981) of Yonago, becoming the oldest person ever from Tottori Prefecture. She held the record for 33 years, until Toshie Yasuda surpassed her final age on 13 February 2020.

In September 1987, she was reported as the 16th oldest-living person in Japan.

In January 1990, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first supercentenarian in Tottori Prefecture.

At the time of her death, she was the fifth-oldest living person in Japan, behind Waka Shirahama, Rin Aoyagi, Tane Ikai, and Take Abe.

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* “107歳以上の長寿者” – Asahi Shimbun, 8 September 1987

* National Elderly Directory, 15 September 1988

* “全国の長寿者上位(107歳以上)” – Mainichi Shimbun, 11 September 1990

* “寺井 よしさん(全国5位、中、四国、近畿最高齢者)死去” – Yomiuri Shimbun, 23 April 1991