LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sata Mizukami at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian currently known as the oldest living person in Nagano Prefecture.
Sata Mizukami was born on 26 March 1912 in Sakuho, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
In her early twenties, Sata married a farmer and had four children that they raised together.
According to her family, she was a very hard worker. A good testament to this was that she cultivated rice in the paddies, sewn all the clothing and bedding for her household, and tended to the vegetable fields.
Sata occasionally went to hot springs with her husband until he passed away at the age of 90. After this, she was still able to perform sewing and tending to the garden up to the age of 103. It was around that time that she went admitted to a nursing home after sustaining burns from a brazier.
In September 2023, it was announced that she was the oldest living person in Nagano Prefecture.
Sata is currently residing at Sakuho, Nagano Prefecture.
For more information, please visit Sata Mizukami’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Matilda Bracun, Slovenia’s second-oldest living person, turned 110 years old.
Matilda Bracun was born on 24 September 1913 in the former Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia). She is a Slovenian supercentenarian known as one of the oldest people to survive COVID-19. She is also believed to be the second-oldest known living person in the country.
Tilka trained to be a knitter after finishing primary school. She worked in textile factories Pletenina and Saturnus. Upon her retirement, she continued to knit by sewing tapestries.
Matilda Bracun currently resides at a nursing home in Horjul, Inner Carniola, Slovenia.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings to Matilda Bracun and her family for this another milestone in her life.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of American supercentenarian Edith Fletcher at 110 years old.
Edith Fletcher was born on 8 September 1913 in the United States.
Edith recently celebrated her 110th birthday at St. Wilfred Episcopal Church as can be seen from a Facebook post of the church’s page.
She is currently residing in Sarasota, Florida, United States.
For more information, please visit Edith Fletcher’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mitsuko Hayashi at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian born on 4 September 1911 in Kurogawa Village, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Mitsuko married her childhood friend when she was in her early twenties. At 27 years old, she gave birth to her first daughter and had a total of five children with her husband.
The family was frequently relocating to different parts of Fukuoka Prefecture. This was because her husband was a police officer who was always assigned to various areas until his retirement.
Mitsuko acquired exceptional skills in dressmaking and knitting as can be seen by her crafts for herself and for her children. Even upon reaching more than 100 years old, she found joy in creating dolls and various other handicrafts.
She was also able to keep a healthy lifestyle until the age of 109 by frequently going out with her daughter. They will have lunches at a café as well as enjoy beer or sake during dinner.
After reaching 109 years old, she fell and had an injury that sent her moving into a nursing home. Fortunately, her active and consistent daily routine of dressmaking and housework helped in preventing declines in her mental and physical health. She can still read around 110 years old and at 112, she still have sharp ears.
Mitsuko was currently residing at Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Mitsuko Hayashi’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fujiko Mihara at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the current oldest living person in Ehime Prefecture.
Fujiko Mihara was born in Japan on 13 December 1910.
In September 2022, it was reported that she was the oldest living person in the prefecture.
Fujiko is currently residing in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Fujiko Mihara’s Directory Profile here.
It is with great pleasure for LongeviQuest to share that Isabel Barletta recently celebrated her 112th birthday. She is an Argentine supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in the country.
Isabel Barletta was born on 12 September 1911 in a house on Primera Junta Street, Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to an Italian immigrant father and an Argentine mother. Her family later moved on to José Martí Street to a house that her father and brothers had built.
She graduated from elementary school on Francisco Bilbao Street. After this, she continued her studies in Art History, drawing, and painting at the Fernando Fader School.
When asked about her secret on having an old age, she talked about having respect to other people as we are all equally made by God.
Isabel Barletta is currently residing at Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For more information, please view Isabel Barletta’s Directory Profile here.
The lady was born on 21 June 1911. This anonymous Brazilian supercentenarian is currently living in the state of Pernambuco.
For more information, you can view this anonymous lady’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mineyo Miyai at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Wakayama Prefecture.
Mineyo Miyai was born in Japan on 20 July 1912.
On 1 September 2022 and 2023, the prefectural governor presented her with a congratulatory letter and a gift after becoming the oldest living president in Wakayama Prefecture.
She is currently residing in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Mineyo Miyai’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kikuyo Honma at age 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the current oldest living person in Niigata Prefecture.
Kikuyo Honma was born on 1 November 1910 in Nunobe, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
She was married to a charcoal burner and climbed the mountain every day to assist her husband in charcoal production. She was also tending to various crops in the fields while helping her husband. Unfortunately, her husband was a casualty in World War II in 1945 at the young age of 34. This forced Kikuyo to raise their four young children alone.
Kikuyo Honma played gateball as a hobby when she was around her 60s up until the age of 97 years old. She also enjoyed regular trips to nearby hot springs in the area together with her gateball friends.
At age 100, she broke her right femur. The good news is that she recovered her ability to walk after three weeks. However, she was forced to move into a nursing home after breaking her left femur.
At age 112, it was shared by her family that Kikuyo Honma was still able to move her wheelchair around as well as feed herself.
When Chitetsu Watanabe passed away on 23 February 2020, Kikuyo Honma became the oldest living person in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
She is currently residing in Nunobe, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Kikuyo Honma’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Tsuneji Ōyama at age 110. He is known as the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture as well as the first supercentenarian from the area.
Tsuneji Ōyama was born on 9 January 1913 in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan.
At age 30, Ōyama left his two young daughters and wife when he was drafted and dispatched to China in 1943. Just before the war ends, he came back to Japan after being ordered to safeguard the mainland. Unfortunately, he was afflicted with a kidney disease that caused widespread body swelling.
In his 70s, he also battled heart and prostate complications but later made a complete recovery from it. He transferred to an aged care institution with rehabilitation facilities in December 2019. Until he was 100 years old, he can still drive cars and light trucks for his work in the fields. Moreover, until March 2023, he was still able to walk by using a walker.
Tsuneji Ōyama currently resides in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan. On 23 July 2019, he was recognized as the oldest living man in the prefecture when Tetsuo Shiki passed away. Three years later, he was able to surpass Shiki’s final age to make him the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture.
For more information, please view Tsuneji Ōyama’s Directory Profile here.