LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Miki Imamura at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 4 March 1904, in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

She graduated from Oe Girls’ High School which is now named as Kumamoto Face Gakuin High School.

Miki met her future husband, Daiki Imamura, at a Protestant church in Minamata. They later got married when she was 20 years old.

At the age of 75. (Source: 柳屋本舗 美貴もなか)
At the age of 75.
(Source: 柳屋本舗 美貴もなか)

After the wedding, the couple started to sell daily necessities by managing a haberdashery. When Miki was 29 years old, the couple founded a Japanese confectionary shop. This is due to her husband wanting her to showcase her culinary talents. She trained under Japanese confectioner and researched on making red bean paste. Later on, she was able to commercialize her product named “Yōkan” which quickly became a popular confectionery in the area.

In the 1970s, she developed a new product with the help of her second son. She included her first name in the product’s name and called it “Miki Monaka.”

Miki Imamura passed away on 6 November 2015, in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. She was 111 years old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Miki Imamura’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Chie Ogata of Japan at age 111 years. She was born in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan on 15 October 1911.

In September 2019, aged 110.
(Source: Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)

Ogata got married at some point and eventually had 10 children. Her husband, Zenkichi, was a carpenter. She ran a farm while serving meals to her husband’s apprentices. According to her fourth daughter, she had lived a healthy life with little reliance on medicines.

She passed away in Minamata on 3 July 2020. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Kumamoto Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Chie Ogata’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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