LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Tsuneji Ōyama at age 110. He is known as the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture as well as the first supercentenarian from the area.

Tsuneji Ōyama was born on 9 January 1913 in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan.

At age 30, Ōyama left his two young daughters and wife when he was drafted and dispatched to China in 1943. Just before the war ends, he came back to Japan after being ordered to safeguard the mainland. Unfortunately, he was afflicted with a kidney disease that caused widespread body swelling.

Oyama at the age of 109

In his 70s, he also battled heart and prostate complications but later made a complete recovery from it. He transferred to an aged care institution with rehabilitation facilities in December 2019. Until he was 100 years old, he can still drive cars and light trucks for his work in the fields. Moreover, until March 2023, he was still able to walk by using a walker.

Tsuneji Ōyama currently resides in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan. On 23 July 2019, he was recognized as the oldest living man in the prefecture when Tetsuo Shiki passed away. Three years later, he was able to surpass Shiki’s final age to make him the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture.

For more information, please view Tsuneji Ōyama’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hisa Ono (Japanese: 小野ヒサ) of Saga Prefecture, Japan. She was born in Shiroishi, Saga Prefecture, Japan on 8 December 1905 and passed away in Ogi, Saga Prefecture, Japan on 4 September 2019 at 113 years old.

Mrs. Ono’s father was the mayor of Shiroishi Village and a bookstore owner. She helped run her family’s bookstore until she was 20 years old. Mrs. Ono then married her husband Goro, a Japanese school teacher in South Korea. They had four children. After World War II ended, she returned from Korea with her family and ran a clothing store with her husband in Shiroishi.

At the age of 106, she became the oldest living person in Ogi City. Every September of years 2012 to 2018, the Ogi City Public Relations Paper publishes her name in her honor.

At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in Saga Prefecture, after Mrs. Shigeyo Nakachi of Saga City.

Mrs. Ono’s age was also verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW).

LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Ono’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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