LongeviQuest is pleased to share that Masa Matsumoto turns 114 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Mrs. Matsumoto celebrated her 114th birthday on 29 November 2023 by meeting with her family. She received a stuffed bunny prepared by her great-grandchildren. At the celebration, she had several conversations with her family as she was feeling well and awake.
Mrs. Matsumoto even got excited at the news of seeing her granddaughter at the end of the year, as reported by her daughter. She exclaimed, “I’m so happy!” after hearing the news.
Her family was also impressed by the 38 messages sent from all over the world congratulating Mrs. Matsumoto’s birthday celebration.
On 1 October 2023, LongeviQuest had the honor of visiting Mrs. Matsumoto to celebrate her longevity together with her family. At that time, LQ presented her with a plaque to certify her as the oldest living person in Kanagawa Prefecture. The plaque even came with a Phalaenopsis orchid which she remarked “It’s beautiful.”
Masa Matsumoto was born on 29 November 1909 in Kōnan-cho, Kōka District (now part of the city of Kōka), Shiga Prefecture, Japan. She currently resides in a nursing home in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Masa Matsumoto’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Pearl Berg, the 10th oldest living person in the world, turns 114 years old. She is an American supercentenarian born on 1 October 1909 who is also the second-oldest living person in California, USA.
Pearl Berg was born in Evansville, Indiana, USA, to parents who are of Polish and Russian descent.
In November 1931, she married Mark Berg, an immigrant from Ukraine, and had two sons together.
In 1937, she became a member of Temple Israel and continues to attend occasional services at the synagogue. Because of her longevity, she earned the title of being the oldest living Jew in the world. Pearl was tasked to write notes to bereaved families on behalf of the Temple Israel’s Sisterhood, which she was still doing until she was 105 years old.
Pearl is now the 10th oldest living person in the world, 3rd oldest living American, 2nd oldest living person from California, and the oldest living Jewish person in the world.
Pearl Berg is currently residing at her own home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings to Mrs. Pearl Berg and her family and friends for her 114th birthday celebration.
For more information, please visit Pearl Berg’s Directory Profile here.