Chiyoko Sarai was a validated Japanese supercentenarian who died in 2023 at the age of 110.

Chiyoko Sarai was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 9 October 1912. Sickly from a young age, Sarai relied on precious milk for nourishment and faced a life-threatening bout of tuberculosis at 8. She was abandoned by doctors, but her devout parents’ prayers seemed to have miraculously healed her. Throughout her life, she remained grateful to them, even as she entered old age.

After graduating high school, Sarai overcame heart problems through faith therapy. Later, she apprenticed under a renowned acupressure master, commuting to Tokyo and eventually becoming a successful shiatsu therapist until she was 80. Afterward, she transitioned to volunteer work, helping others with various ailments.

At 101, Sarai savored the brown rice onigiri from her daughter’s restaurant, visiting several times a week. She also enjoyed sushi and sukiyaki, expressing her appreciation for food with the motto, “I live because of the lives of living things.”

In October 2021, aged 109. (Source: Ameblo.jp)
In October 2021, aged 109.
(Source: Ameblo.jp)

Sarai passed away in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 6 February 2023, at the age of 110 years, 120 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Chiyoko Sarai’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Sarai’s Directory Profile here.

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.

At the age of 112.
mine kondo 112

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.

In September 2015, aged 105. (Source: Chunichi Shimbun)
In September 2015, aged 105.
(Source: Chunichi Shimbun)

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 Issaku Tomoe (Japanese: 巴一作)  of Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

In August 2019, shortly before his 109th birthday. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)
In August 2019, shortly before his 109th birthday.
(Source: Gerontology Wiki)

He was born in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on 15 August 1909 and passed away in Okazaki on 14 April 2020 at the age of 110. At his time of death, he was the oldest living man in Japan. Mr. Tomoe was the father of two daughters.

Mr. Tomoe became a physician in 1939 and wrote about “Pernicious Anemia in Japan.” He also became the director of the Municipal Okazaki Hospital in 1968 where he remained as an active physician well past his 90th birthday. He was reported to have been driving until he was 99 years of age.

In September 2018, he was reported to be the oldest living man in Aichi Prefecture at the age of 109. On 12 February 2020, he became the oldest living resident of Aichi Prefecture, at the age of 110 following the death of 112-year-old of Jo Makihara of Gamagori.

On 23 February 2020, he became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe of Niigata Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates his family on his posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mr. Tomoe’s Directory Profile here.