LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tome Miwa at 111 years old. At the time of her death, she was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Tome Miwa was born on 22 August 1907 in Ōgaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

She worked in Tokyo and experienced the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923 where she escaped and survived a fire by walking on railroad tracks.

In September 2013, aged 106. (Source: Chunichi Shinbun)
In September 2013, aged 106.
(Source: Chunichi Shinbun)

She got married and had five children with her husband. They later moved to Inabe City, Mie Prefecture where she worked tirelessly in the fields until reaching 100 years old.

Tome Miwa passed away at her home in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, on 21 July 2019 due to heart failure.

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

LongeviQuest is happy to announce the validation of Jewell Hutson’s age of 111 years old. She was born in Elm Flats near Kerens, Navarro County, Texas, USA, on 27 January 1911.

Jewell graduated from North Texas State Teachers College (currently known as University of North Texas) in 1932. It is at this moment of her life that she met John Denton Hutson whom she later married in Austin, Texas on 30 May 1936.

As a young woman. (Source: WFAA)
As a young woman.
(Source: WFAA)

The couple had a son named John Denton Jr. in 1945, nine years after their wedding. In the same year, she taught at a school in Malakoff.

She moved back to Kerens, Texas around 1971 to teach second grade students at Kerens Elementary until she retired in 1979.

Mrs. Hutson passed away in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas, USA, on 10 April 2022 where she was survived by two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Mine Kondō at 112 years old. Following the death of Shizu Narita on 2 March 2023, Mrs. Kondō became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Mine Kondō was born in the village of Ikuma which is now part of Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 1 September 1910. She married a farmer from Higashihagihira when she was at the age of 20 years old. The couple had three daughters and three sons.

At the age of 112.
mine kondo 112

After reaching 101 years old, she started to attend a daycare center in Nagoya. At 112 years old, she began attending daycare service from her home twice a week to enjoy leisure activities such as calligraphy.

She is currently living in Aichi Prefecture, Japan where she is also the oldest living person at the moment.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Nagasaki Prefecture’s Kane Mori at 111 years old. She was the oldest living person in the region at the time of her death.

Kane Mori was born on 25 March 1906, in Konogai (which is now part of Isahaya), Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. She got married and had two daughters and two sons upon reaching adulthood.

In September 2016, aged 110. (Source: Yahoo News)
In September 2016, aged 110.
(Source: Yahoo News)

She was able to maintain a strong and healthy body as she was still physically active climbing Mt. Taradake when she was 82 years old. Moving and working hard are what contribute to Mrs. Mori’s longevity according to herself.

Kane Mori passed away at the age of 111 years on 22 February 2018, in Isahaya, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

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

Nélida Pérez (65 years old), Mr. Pérez Mora’s youngest daughter, narrated to the LongeviQuest team what her father’s daily life is like, as well as how he has coped with life since at least reaching centenarian age.

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was born on 27 May 1909 and is a resident of the town of San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira, Venezuela. He is currently the longest-living man in the world (as of June 2023) at the age of 114.


Juan Vicente was always an early riser. He usually wakes up very early, at 7:00 AM, but usually stays in his bed until 8:00 AM until he has his breakfast (something light and not so heavy) to get energy for the day. Afterward, he prays to God, as his daughter has witnessed how he has always been a devoted believer in his faith and God. His family members also often encourage him with small physical exercises and massages before lunchtime to keep his bones flexible and maintain some level of independence. Before doing anything else, his daughters help him with his hygiene. That’s how Juan Vicente usually starts his day.


Juan Vicente Pérez

During his lunchtime, at 3:00 PM, he usually eats heavier dishes, but ones that are gentle on his stomach to avoid any discomfort or illness due to his age. His daughters make sure that he “eats everything”, but his favorites are cakes, hallacas (a traditional Venezuelan dish), mondongo (tripe soup), and avocado. Nélida shares how he used to be able to walk even in his centenarian years. He had assistance with a wheelchair, but he was always active. In the afternoons, he usually exercises using a support stick attached to the wall, which he can hold onto. It also serves as support when he gets up in the morning or lies down at night.

This is Mr. Pérez Mora’s afternoon routine, which only changes when visitors come or on his birthday. When this doesn’t happen, his routine revolves around religion, rest, and scheduled mealtimes. Although Juan Vicente doesn’t like to sleep during the day.


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His dinner arrives at 5:30 PM and then he goes to bed to rest. Mr. Pérez Mora’s room is designed and equipped with different features to efficiently and easily meet his needs. There is a bell attached to the top of the bed, which he can ring to alert his family members and caregivers when he needs something. For personal hygiene, he has a small container where he can wash his feet, and he also has various medicines on his shelf in case of illness or minor discomfort.

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María Elena (Juan Vicente’s daughter) told us that he is also checked and examined by a doctor in the town who visits him at his home periodically. She assures us that Juan Vicente can speak and pronounce words, but they are “hardly understandable.” Although his hearing ability is good, people have to speak loudly and close to his ear for him to understand well.

Nélida tells us that among the children, they take turns in taking care of him, and sometimes his grandchildren come to look after him or spend time with him. Nélida emphasized that it was thanks to her father’s hard work, love, responsibility, kindness, and patience toward his children and others that their family has always been filled with so much love and affection.

The LongeviQuest team deeply appreciates and thanks the family of Mr. Pérez Mora for allowing us to visit Mr. Juan Vicente Pérez at their home and spend time with his family.


Originally written in Spanish by Fabrizio Villatoro.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Amelia Florence “Flo” Fuss of South Australia, Australia. She was born in Bald Hills, South Australia, Australia on 5 January 1889, and passed away in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 7 April 1999 at the age of 110. Mrs. Fuss was the ninth of ten children of English Parents.

As a young woman.
As a young woman.

She married her husband Leslie Fuss in 1911 and had 5 children (four daughters and a son). They worked on a farm until her husband’s pneumonia forced them to move to Adelaide. In 1964, her husband passed away.

On her 100th birthday, her daughters requested her birth certificate so she could receive a letter from Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her becoming a centenarian. However, they found out that she was three days younger – her birth was registered as occurring on January 5, instead of January 2 as they believed. She was survived by four daughters, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Shizu Narita of Japan. She was born in Japan on 17 August 1910 and passed away in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on 2 March 2023 at the age of 112. She became the oldest living person in the city of Tokoname in September 2015.

In September 2015, aged 105. (Source: Chunichi Shimbun)
In September 2015, aged 105.
(Source: Chunichi Shimbun)

On 14 August 2022, following the death of 112-year-old Kiku Hori, she became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture. Following her death, Mine Kondo became the new oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture.

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

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

Nélida Pérez (65 años), la hija más joven del señor Pérez Mora, narró al equipo de LongeviQuest cómo es la vida diaria de su padre, como muestra de cómo ha sobrellevado su vida desde al menos la edad centenaria.

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora es el hombre vivo más longevo en el mundo (a partir de junio de 2023), nacido el 27 de mayo de 1909, tiene 114 años y es residente del pueblo de San José de Bolívar, Táchira, Venezuela.

Juan Vicente siempre fue muy madrugador, se suele despertar muy temprano, a las 7:00 AM, pero usualmente se queda en su cama hasta las 8:00 AM hasta cuando toma su desayuno (algo ligero y no tan pesado) para conseguir energía en su día a día, después reza y ora mucho a Dios, su hija ha testiguado cómo él ha siempre sido un fuerte dévota a su fe y a Dios, sus familiares suelen estimularlo con pequeños ejercicios físicos y masajes antes de la hora del almuerzo para que sus huesos sigan flexibles y todavía tenga cierta independencia.

Antes de todo, sus hijas lo ayudan a asearse, así es cómo Juan Vicente inicia su día.

En el momento de su almuerzo, a las 3:00 PM, suele comer platillos más pesados, pero suaves para evitar algún malestar o enfermedad por su edad.  Sus hijas aseguran que “come de todo”, pero lo que más disfruta son los pasteles, las hallacas, el mondongo y el aguacate. Esos son sus alimentos favoritos. Nélida cuenta cómo él era capaz de caminar en sus años de centenario, tenía ayuda con la silla de ruedas pero siempre fue activo. Durante las tardes, suele hacer ejercicio con un palo-sujetador pegado a la pared donde él puede agarrarse y también le sirve como sujetador cuando se levanta en las mañanas o para acostarse en la noche.

Esta es la rutina del Sr. Pérez Mora, solamente sufre cambios cuando las visitas llegan o por su cumpleaños. Cuando esto no sucede, su rutina transcurre entre la religión, el descanso y sus horarios para alimentarse. Aunque Juan Vicente no le gusta dormir durante el día.

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La cena llega a las 5:30 PM y después se acuesta a descansar.

La habitación del Sr. Pérez Mora está diseñado y habilitado con diferentes funciones para cubrir sus necesidades de manera eficiente y fácil. Tiene un timbre pegado en la parte superior de la cama, él puede tocar el timbre y así dar el aviso a sus familiares y cuidadores que necesita algo. En el caso de higiene, tiene un pequeño traste donde puede lavarse los pies, y además, tiene diferentes medicinas en su estante en caso de enfermedad o pequeñas molestias.

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María Elena (hija de Juan Vicente) nos contó que también es chequeado y revisado por un doctor en el pueblo que cada cierto tiempo lo visita directamente en su casa. Ella asegura que Juan Vicente habla y sí pronuncia las palabras pero “casi no se le entienden”, aunque su capacidad auditiva es buena, las personas tienen que hablarle fuerte y cerca del oído para que logre entender bien.

Nélida nos cuenta que entre los hijos se turnan para cuidarlo, e incluso a veces sus nietos llegan para cuidarlo o pasar el rato con él. Nélida hizo énfasis que gracias al duro trabajo, amor, responsabilidad, bondad y paciencia que su padre dio para sus hijos y a los demás es que su familia fue construida con mucho amor y cariño, y eso es lo que siempre ha demostrado y dado a los demás, tanto su padre como sus hijos.

El equipo de LongeviQuest aprecia y agradece profundamente a la familia del Sr. Pérez Mora por permitirnos ir a su domicilio y poder visitar al Sr. Juan Vicente Pérez y convivir con su familia.

It is with a heavy heart that LongeviQuest has confirmed the passing of the third-oldest validated living resident of California, Doris Johnson, at the age of 111. The only two residents of California confirmed to be older than Mrs, Johnson are Edie Ceccarelli and Pearl Berg, who are are 115 and 113 years old, respectively.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Turlock, California, USA, on 6 November 1911, to parents Gunnard Emanuel and Anna Marie Wickstrom. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1929 and had worked as a nurse during her life.

In 1936, she married Martin Edward Wedin, but the two had no children.

On her 110th birthday. (Photo by: Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee)
On her 110th birthday.
(Photo by: Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee)

She remarried in 1987 to Donald Ernest Johnson and the couple travelled together around the country.

She was a devoted member of Beulah Covenant Church and her love for Jesus was evident in her daily life.

Doris Johnson passed away at the Covenant Living of Turlock Care Home on 18 May 2023, at the age of 111 years old.

LongeviQuest offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends.

For more information, please visit Doris Johnson’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is happy to announce the age validation for Kiku Aoyama at 111 years old. Upon validating her, it was known that she was the oldest living woman in Hokkaido Prefecture just before passing away.

Kiku Aoyama was born in Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, on 6 September 1906.

She had nine children with her husband and then they later moved to Asahikawa where he is working. Moving on, she started working as a cook in a hospital in the city when she was in her fifties.

At the age of 111. (Source: Hokkaido Shinbun)
At the age of 111.
(Source: Hokkaido Shinbun)

Mrs. Aoyama lived independently until the age of 109 and she was still able to cook and do the laundry by herself. She has a daughter living nearby that occasionally helped her whenever she needed something.

She moved into a nursing home in November 2016 where she was loved. According to her family and nursing home staff, she was very lovely and caring to everyone around her.

Aoyama passed away on 12 August 2018, in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Prefecture, Japan, due to heart failure.

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