LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sū Yamada at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the third oldest person in the country in September 1933.
She was born on 16 January 1883 in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.
Sū Yamada married a fisherman named Tokusosuke when she was 19 years old. The couple then had three daughters and five sons.
When she was 107 years old, Yamada’s legs began to weaken so she has to spend more time in bed. Shortly after her 111th birthday, her health greatly deteriorated to the point where she was hospitalized.
Sū Yamada passed away on 26 March 1994 in the village of Yonōzu (which is now part of the city of Saiki), Ōita Prefecture, Japan.
In 1990, she was reported to be the 20th oldest living person in Japan. The next year, she was suddenly the 5th oldest person in the country.
In January 1993, she became the second supercentenarian in Ōita Prefecture. On 26 June of the same year, she became the oldest person ever in the prefecture.
For more information, please view Sū Yamada’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Miyoko Hiroyasu at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian who currently holds the record of being the oldest living person in Ōita Prefecture.
Miyoko Hiroyasu was born on 23 January 1911 in Nakatsu, Ōita Prefecture. She studied at an art school in Tokyo and worked as an art teacher in Hiroshima Prefecture.
At the age of 110 years old, she was still reading newspapers as part of her daily life. Miyoko also occasionally played Othello while also writing letters to her three children.
Hiroyasu is the last surviving person in Ōita Prefecture who was born in the Meija area.
For more information, please view Miyoko Hiroyasu’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Chiyo Chōki of Japan at age 111. She was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan on 10 November 1907. She was a wife and a mother to three children. Chōki was a producer of rice and a local native plant used to make tatami mats.
Chōki was a very active woman who lived a long and healthy life. In her 90s, she fell into the river three times and broke her bones, but she quickly recovered each time. She attributed her resilience to her lifelong commitment to taking care of herself and others.
Chōki passed away in Kunisaki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan, on 4 February 2019, at the age of 111 years, 86 days.
LongeviQuest congratulates Chiyo Chōki’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Chōki’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Shiki Fukuda at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Ōita Prefecture before passing away.
Shiki Fukuda was born on 1 September 1908 in Bungotakada, Ōita Prefecture, Japan.
At some point in her life, she got married and accompanied her husband to live in Taiwan due to his work. Shiki returned to Japan with her family before the end of World War II, and they lived in Kitsuki, Ōita Prefecture. Her husband passed away when she was 38 years old, so she was left to take care of their five daughters.
Shiki Fukuda taught in elementary school.
Mrs. Fukuda was physically active as she continued to cultivate vegetables in the field until she was 103 years old. She only joined a nursing home when she reached 107 years old. Moreover, she was still able to dress herself without needing any assistance when she was 109.
Shiki Fukuda passed away on 6 April 2020 in Ōita, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. She reached the age of 111 years old at the time of her death.
For more information, please view Shiki Fukuda’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kameo Ōya at 111 years old. He was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person and the oldest man ever in Ōita Prefecture at the time of his death.
Kameo Ōya was born on 12 February 1907, in the village of Ueno, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. He spent most of his life in the field of agriculture, particularly in cultivating rice and shiitake mushrooms.
Mr. Ōya entered an assisted living facility for the elderly in 2004. He was able to ride his bicycle back and forth between his home and the rice field until he was 105 years old. At 108 years old, he could still read without glasses and walk without requiring assistance.
He enjoyed reading agricultural and food books and at the age of 110, he even dreamed of starting a farm life by planting vegetables and herbs.
Kameo Ōya passed away on 17 June 2018, in Saiki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. At the time of his death, he still holds the record of being the Prefecture’s oldest man ever.
For more information, please view Kameo Ōya’s Directory Profile here.