LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Mine Kondō at 112 years old. Following the death of Shizu Narita on 2 March 2023, Mrs. Kondō became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Mine Kondō was born in the village of Ikuma which is now part of Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 1 September 1910. She married a farmer from Higashihagihira when she was at the age of 20 years old. The couple had three daughters and three sons.
After reaching 101 years old, she started to attend a daycare center in Nagoya. At 112 years old, she began attending daycare service from her home twice a week to enjoy leisure activities such as calligraphy.
She is currently living in Aichi Prefecture, Japan where she is also the oldest living person at the moment.
For more information, please view Mine Kondō’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Shizu Narita of Japan. She was born in Japan on 17 August 1910 and passed away in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on 2 March 2023 at the age of 112. She became the oldest living person in the city of Tokoname in September 2015.
On 14 August 2022, following the death of 112-year-old Kiku Hori, she became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture. Following her death, Mine Kondo became the new oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Narita’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Narita’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Motoi Fukunishi (Japanese: 福西基) of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. He was born in Soudou (present-day Shimotsuma), Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on 25 March 1910 and passed away in Shimotsuma on 22 August 2020 at the age of 110 years old.
Mr. Fukunishi was a teacher by profession for 39 years in total, serving as both an elementary and middle school principal for some time. After retiring, he took over as director of Shimotsuma Shoutomo Kindergarten in Shomutsuma City and remained the principal until the age of 105. He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays alongside Rosette in 1988. He was later reported to be the oldest living recipient of the honor in Japan.
On 27 March 2020, two days after turning 110, he became the oldest living man in Ibaraki Prefecture, following the death of 110-year-old Takeshi Hanawa of Hitachiomiya. On 11 August 2020, following the death of 110-year-old Shōjirō Shirai of Shiga Prefecture, he became the oldest living man in Japan until his own passing on 22 August 2020. He was then succeeded by Mikizō Ueda.
LongeviQuest congratulates his family on his posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mr. Fukunishi’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce that it validated the age claim of Seki Yoshida at 113 years old. She was born on 4 January 1910 and currently lives in Japan.
The hometown of Seki Yoshida celebrated her 100th birthday last 2009 by featuring her in the November 2009 and October 2010 issues of their local Public Relations paper. Seki Yoshida became the 7th-oldest living person whose age has been validated in Japan.
For more information, please view Seki Yoshida’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the validation of Mr. Efraín Antonio Ríos García of Itagüí, Antioquia, Colombia, the third-oldest living man in the world.
Mr. Ríos García was born in the countryside of the town of Fredonia, Antioquia Department, Colombia on 4 April 1910. He married Herminia Uribe and the couple had 18 children. Longevity was present in his family, as his older brother, Francisco, passed away at the age of 106 in 2011. In April 2013, at the age of 103, he and his wife celebrated 80 years of marriage. His wife passed away in 2015.
The research on Mr. Ríos García’s case was initiated by Mr. Santiago Garcia Medina, who verified his age for the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS), where he was listed as pending validation on 23 April 2021. The validation process was completed by Mr. Fabrizio Villatoro two years later.