LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Emi Miura of Japan at age 112. She was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 24 April 1911. Miura is currently the oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture. She is a wife and a mother to three children.
Emi Miura graduated from the music department of Miyagi Girls’ School (now Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University Musicians) in 1932. Before and after World War II, she taught music at Hirosaki Girls’ School (now Hirosaki Gakuin University) and various high schools in Hirosaki City. Miura’s love of choral music began when she was a student, and she continued to pursue it even after she retired from teaching. Her dedication to music and education continued well into her 90s, as she also attended English conversation classes.
By the time she was 110 years old, she was living in a nursing home in Sendai City and was able to eat without assistance. On September 17, 2021, Sendai City commemorated her longevity by presenting her with a memento. Her response was, “Am I really 110 years old already?” As of September 2023, she had three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In September 2022, she was reported as the second-oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture, behind Matsuyo Eda. Following Eda’s passing on 28 October, Miura became the oldest living resident in the Prefecture.
For more information, please view Mrs. Miura’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Matsuyo Eda of Japan at age 111. She was born in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on 17 February 1911. She moved with her family to Taiwa, Miyagi Prefecture, to develop the Namba area when she was 38.
At the age of 100, she lived with her third son and his wife, and she continued to work in the fields and knit until she was 108 years old. She was even weeding around her house at that age.
Eda passed away in Taiwa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on 28 October 2022, at the age of 111. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture.
LongeviQuest congratulates Matsuyo Eda’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Eda’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tōichi Sasaki of Japan. He was born in on and passed away in Ōsaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 20 April 2017 at the age of 111. He was the second-oldest living man in Japan at the time of his death.
Mr. Sasaki worked in agriculture. At the age of 29, he married a woman named Shigeko. They had two sons and six daughters. As of 2005, he had 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he lived with his eldest son. At the age of 100, his legs were not so strong anymore, but his eyesight and hearing remained good. He attributed his longevity to taking Chinese medicine for 30 years, and how he was always in bed by 6 PM. He also enjoyed spending time each day drinking tea, chatting, and watching his favorite period dramas on television.
In 2011, likely following the passing of 106-year-old Inao Chiba (Japanese: 千葉稲男) of Tome on February 19, he became the oldest living man in Miyagi Prefecture. Some time at the age of 107, he became the oldest man to ever live in Miyagi Prefecture. In September 2015, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first male supercentenarian in Miyagi Prefecture.
On 29 October 2016, following the death of Japan’s oldest living man of the time, Masamitsu Yoshida of Tokyo, he became the second-oldest living man in Japan, after Masazo Nonaka.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mr. Sasaki’s family on his posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mr. Sasaki’s Directory Profile here.