LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kinu Suzuki of Japan at age 110. She was born in Japan on 12 May 1910.

In 1994, at the age of 94, Ms. Suzuki took a watercolor class and held an exhibition with her fellow students. Visitors praised her vibrant portraits of her great-grandchildren and local landscapes.

Suzuki became the oldest living person in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture in October 2017.

In 2018, as Shimada City’s oldest resident, she received a visit from the mayor. Despite using a wheelchair, she remained independent, expressing gratitude and singing her favorite song to the crowd.

On her 110th birthday in 2020. (Source: Eifukuso Welfare Organization)
On her 110th birthday in 2020.
(Source: Eifukuso Welfare Organization)

Kinu Suzuki passed away in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on 26 April 2021, at the age of 110 years, 349 days. At the time of death, she was the third-oldest living person in Shizuoka Prefecture, after Kahoru Furuya and Sakae Shimizu.

LongeviQuest congratulates Kinu Suzuki’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Kinu Suzuki’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hide Endō of Japan at age 110. She was born in Japan on 13 January 1913.

Endō now resides in a nursing home at the impressive age of 110. A resident of Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, she celebrated her 108th birthday in 2021, receiving local tea and a handwritten card. Still mobile in her wheelchair and enjoying a hearty appetite, particularly for sweets, Endō credits her long life to a non-picky approach to food, healthy eating, and daily newspaper reading.

Endo on her 110th birthday

On 30 December 2022, following the death of 110-year-old Kin Horiuchi of Suruga Ward, she became the oldest living person in Shizuoka City.

For more information, please view Hide Endō’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Yasu Kushima of Japan at age 111. She was born in Japan on 10 May 1901. She ran a stationery store at her home until she was in her 80s. As of 2011, at the age of 110, she had nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Despite some difficulties with vision and hearing at 103, Kushima remained in good health and enjoyed sharing three meals a day with her family. Grapes and coffee were her favorite indulgences. Her sharp mind, honed from years of managing a stationery store, still allowed her to perform calculations with ease, even reciting multiplication tables at the age of 106. When she was at home, she would often sit in her living room and chat with friends from the neighborhood.

In September 2011, aged 110. (Source: Shizuoka Shimbun)
In September 2011, aged 110.
(Source: Shizuoka Shimbun)

Kushima attributed her long life to simple pleasures: avoiding picky eating, maintaining a regular diet, and staying hydrated. Between 2004 and 2011, Kushida, the oldest person in Shimada City then, received seven mayoral visits for Japan’s Respect for the Aged Day. During her first visit at 103, she was gifted a cushion and roses. In 2005, she moved to a nursing home in Shimada City, where she continued to receive visits and gifts from officials. Despite declining eyesight and hearing, Kushima remained active through singing activities and maintained basic communication skills with family and staff. Her devoted grandson visited her daily.

Yasu Kushima passed away at her nursing home in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on 2 July 2012, at the age of 111 years, 53 days. At the time of death, she was the second-oldest living person in Shizuoka Prefecture, after Yasuko Kimura.

LongeviQuest congratulates Yasu Kushima’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Masu Usui at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Masu Usui was born on 18 December 1910 in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Masa Usui has been familiar with literature since she was young. She is writing tanka poems about her daily emotions and the scenery of Mount Fuji. She also remained active in her daily life even at the age of 105 years old.

In September 2016, aged 105, along with the Mayor of Oyama. (Source: Oyama Town Public Relations)
In September 2016, aged 105, along with the Mayor of Oyama.
(Source: Oyama Town Public Relations)

On 12 September 2014, she was visited by the Mayor of Oyama who presented her with a bouquet and a commemorative gift to honor her being the oldest person in the town. She became the oldest living person in Shizuoka Prefecture on 25 December 2022 after Kahoru Furuya passed away.

Masa Usui was currently residing at a nursing home in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

For more information, please view Masu Usui’s Directory Profile here.