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Yuriko Tsurumaru

Yumi Yamamoto
Validated By: Yumi Yamamoto On Date: Aug. 30th 2023

Yuriko Tsurumaru (Japanese: 鶴丸百合子) is a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. She is currently the oldest living person in Miyazaki Prefecture.


Yuriko Tsurumaru was born in Japan on 14 July 1913. She lost her husband when she was 36, and raised their four children on her own while working as a teacher.

At the age of 106, she had six great-grandchildren. When asked about the secret of her longevity, she said: “live in peace and eat a lot.”

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On 21 September 2019, the Mayor of Kobayashi visited her nursing home, bringing with him an arrangement of chrysanthemums cultivated by local growers. He would keep visiting her every September.

On 19 August 2023, following the death of Yone Kawabata, she became the oldest living person in Miyazaki Prefecture.

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* “106歳鶴丸さん祝う/小林最高齢 市長が訪問” – Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun, 22 September 2019

* Miyazaki Prefecture Press Release, September 2022

* “県内で4番目の長寿 市内最高齢 鶴丸百合子さんをお祝い” – Kobayashi City Public Relations Magazine, October 2022 issue

* “県内最高齢110歳” – Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun, 21 August 2023