LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Akino Ueda at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest resident in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, Japan. 

Akino was born on 5 November 1912 in Japan. 

In September 2019, aged 106. (Source: Sumida Ward Public Relations)
In September 2019, aged 106. (Source: Sumida Ward Public Relations)

During her 110th birthday, it was reported that she was still able to eat some fluids and jellies by herself. In September 2023, Akino was recognized as the oldest living resident of Sumida Ward in Tokyo. Because of this, she was visited by the mayor of the ward. A bouquet of flowers and a congratulatory letter were sent to her family on her behalf as she is currently in a nursing home. 

For more information, please visit Akino Ueda’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Aiko Ōkubo at 110 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 28 January 1913 in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. 

In 1934, she was married to a technical civil engineering officer from the Ministry of Home Affairs (now the Home Ministry of Japan). She had four children with him. 

In 1938, the family travelled across the sea to live in Manchuria, Northeastern China, which was a puppet state of the Japanese empire. Aside from enduring extreme temperatures during winter, the family also had to endure too many hardships such as their 20 km walk to Dashiqiao. They even got bundled into a freight train going north wherein they jump off the train because they don’t know where they are going. After a long, perilous journey in China, the family managed to get into a boat bound for Japan. They arrived at Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture, in June 1946.

Aiko tried to return to her hometown in Mito but found it completely burned down. On the other hand, her husband’s family was safe and unharmed, and so he inherited his family’s construction business. 

In August 2014, aged 101. (Source: ibjcp.gr.jp)
In August 2014, aged 101.
(Source: ibjcp.gr.jp)

Aiko travelled around Japan to visit nursing homes and give talks about her experiences. She would also play her Nagoya harp for them. Aiko did this until she was 104 years old.  

Mrs. Ōkubo was proud that she was able to raise fine and well-rounded children despite the hardships that they had to go through in China. One became a university professor, the other became a doctor, and the third managed a private elderly care facility. 

 Mrs. Ōkubo passed away on 22 September 2023 in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. 

For more information, please visit Aiko Ōkubo’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sueko Katsu at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the current oldest living person in Kagoshima Prefecture. 

Sueko Katsu was born on 26 March 1912 in Setouchi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. 

In 1937, she was married to Seiko Katsu and had five children with him.

At the age of 25, with her parents, siblings, and a niece. (Source: Courtesy of the family)
At the age of 25, with her parents, siblings, and a niece.
(Source: Courtesy of the family)

After World War II, she and her husband engaged into agricultural endeavors, Amami Islands Tofu shop, and a textile factory. The traditional sewing factory had three looms near their home where local housewives were engaged in sewing Oshima Tsumugi textiles while singing. 

At the age of 107, she fell and suffered a broken so she made a decision to move into a nursing home. 

She is currently residing in Setouchi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. 

For more information, please visit Sueko Katsu’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Lottie Sullivan at 110 years old.  

She was an American supercentenarian born on 8 March 1909 in Denson Springs, Anderson County, Texas, USA. 

She was raised in Denson Springs, but later moved to Beulah, Texas, when she was in the second grade. 

As a child. (Source: Hawthorn Funeral Home)
As a child.
(Source: Hawthorn Funeral Home)

In 1928, Lottie was married to Adam Sullivan with whom she had four children with. Adam was a teacher who later joined the ranks of uniformed personnels before she became a colonel after his retirement. 

Mrs. Sullivan passed away on 28 October 2019 in Carthage, Texas, USA. 

For more information, please visit Lottie Sullivan’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to share the age validation of Hisayo Nobuyasu at 110 years old. 

She is a Japanese supercentenarian born on 5 March 1913 in Japan. 

On 16 September 2023, she became the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, after Tokie Nakayama passed away. 

Hisayo currently resides in Sera, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. 

For more information, please visit Hisayo Nobuyasu’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ichi Kubota at 110 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Iwate Prefecture.

Ichi Kubota was born on 30 May 1913 in the village of Tarō, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
At the age of 21, she was married and had eight children with him.
Until she was around the age of 70, she helped with operating a dry cleaning shop owned by her husband and son. After retiring, she devoted her time to gateball, practicing two times a day.

On her 110th birthday in 2023. (Source: NHK)
On her 110th birthday in 2023.
(Source: NHK)

In September 2020, she received a special visit from the city’s mayor and was recognized as the seventh-oldest living person in the prefecture at that time. Subsequently, the mayor has continued to visit her annually, marking four consecutive visits as of September 2023.
Ichi currently resides in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

For more information, please visit Ichi Kubota’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Simonne Leduc at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Quebec at the time of her death. 

Leduc was born on 31 October 1911 Saint-Timothée, Quebec, Canada.

At some point in her life, she married Orphir Leduc with whom she had three children with.

Undated. (Source: Résidences Funéraires Goyer)
Undated.
(Source: Résidences Funéraires Goyer)

Simonne passed away on 26 October 2023 in Laval, Quebec, Canada. 

For more information, please visit Simonne Leduc’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tokie Nakayama at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Tokie was born on 5 June 1912 in Japan.

Nakayama passed away on 16 September 2023 in a nursing home in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

For more information, please visit Tokie Nakayama’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Haruyo Fukasawa at 112 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Yamanashi Prefecture at the time of her death.

Haruyo Fukasawa was born on 21 March 1911 in Kajikazawa (now part of Fujikawa), Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

When she was a young woman, she worked at a paper mill and was involved in farming work.

At some point in her life, she had children.

At the age of 110. (Source: Sannichi Shinbun)
At the age of 110.
(Source: Sannichi Shinbun)

In June 2020, she moved into a nursing home at the age of 109 years old. It was reported that at 110 years old, she was still in good health as she could still do things independently.

Haruyo Fukasawa passed away on 15 September 2023 at a hospital in Fujikawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

For more information, please visit Haruyo Fukasawa’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Jennie Worden at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 30 December 1870 in Logansport, Indiana, USA.

In 1888, she was married to Harvey S. Farrington and the couple had a son together. Unfortunately, she became widowed and then remarried Charles Summer Stiver. The two of them divorced soon after the wedding. Jennie married for a third time to Otto F. Worden and the couple moved to Los Angeles after adopting a daughter.

Shortly before her 101st birthday. (Source: The Modesto Bee)
Shortly before her 101st birthday.
(Source: The Modesto Bee)

After her 100th birthday, she stated that her longevity is based on having a desire to live and her love of people. She also mentioned “being contented with everyday happenings.”

Mrs. Worden passed away on 19 February 1982 in San Andreas, California, USA.

For more information, please visit Jennie Worden’s Directory Profile here.