LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Yoshi Terai at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian known as the former oldest person ever from Tottori Prefecture.

Yoshi Terai was born in Japan on 9 January 1880.

As a centenarian.
As a centenarian.

On 13 November 1983, she became the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture at the age of 103 years old. Three years later, she surpassed the final age of Haru Abe (1875-1981) to become the oldest person ever from the prefecture. She held the record for more than three decades until Toshie Yasuda surpassed her final age on 13 February 2020.

Yoshi Terai passed away on 22 April 1991 in Nawa, Daisen City, Tottori Prefecture, due to heart failure.

For more information, please view Yoshi Terai’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is happy to announce the age validation of Take Abe at 112 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian believed to be the third-oldest living person in Japan just before her death in 1991.

Abe was born on 31 July 1879 in the village of Kitamatsuno which is later known as the city of Fuji in the present day.

She dropped out of Shizuoka Girls’ High School to marry a doctor from Ihara District and later had three children with him.

(Source: 日本百歳人名鑑)
(Source: 日本百歳人名鑑)

Abe enjoys talking with the staff of the nursing home she was in every day, and it is said that she does not want to be interfered with while talking.

Take Abe passed away on 15 October 1991, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, when she was at the age of 112 years old.  Abe was declared as the third-oldest person in Japan, behind Waka Shirahama and Tane Ikai just two months before her death.

For more information, please view Take Abe’s Directory Profile here.