LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Tane Matsubara turned 114 years old on 15 October 2023. She is currently the oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.
Tane Matsubara was born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on 15 October 1909, as the eldest of ten children. At the age of 20, she got married and had eight children. Their family lived in Imakane in Hiyama Subprefecture. In 1936, she moved to Biratori, where she sold tofu.
She moved into a nursing home in Tomakomai in 2007. Even as a supercentenarian, she was able to read newspapers, and if there was something she didn’t know, she would ask around and learn. As of 2022, she had 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
After 112-year-old Take Taniguchi of Muroran went into limbo in December 2021, Mrs. Matsubara became the oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture.
For more information, please view Tane Matsubara’s Directory Profile here.