LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Tane Matsubara. She was born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on 15 October 1909 and passed away in Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan on 16 January 2024 at 114 years, 93 days. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. She also became the oldest person ever to have lived in Hokkaido Prefecture on 3 October 2023 after she surpassed the final age of Hatsue Ono (113 years, 352 days).

In September 2022, aged 112. (Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)
In September 2022, aged 112.
(Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)

Married at 20, Matsubara raised eight children (five sons and three daughters) in Imakane before moving to Biratori in 1936, where she started selling tofu.

After raising eight children, Matsubara lived with her sons until moving to a nursing home in 2007. Remarkably, even in her 100s, she kept up with the news and loved learning new things. By 2022, her family had grown to include 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Tane Matsubara.

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.

In September 2022, aged 112. (Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)
In September 2022, aged 112.
(Source: Hokkaido Shimbun)

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.

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Sata Adachi at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Tochigi Prefecture at the time of her death.

Sata Adachi was born on 22 October 1908 in Japan.

She strived to earn in farming to raise her six children by herself after her husband died in the South China Sea during World War II.

In November 2011, aged 102. (Source: Moka City Public Relations)
In November 2011, aged 102.
(Source: Moka City Public Relations)

Until 2015, she lived in her own home in Mooka but later moved into a nursing home in Yuki City. She decided to move after suffering a bruise when she fell from the stairs.

“Vegetarian diet and walking” are her answer when asked about the secret of her longevity.

Sata Adachi passed away on 29 October 2019 at 7:23 PM in Mooka, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. She was 111 years old at the time of her death.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Matsuno Muroi at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Tochigi Prefecture at the time of her death.

Matsuno Muroi was born on 1 July 1909 in Japan. She raised her five children alone when her husband passed away sometime around 1940.

In September 2018, aged 109. (Source: Shimotsuke Shimbun)
In September 2018, aged 109.
(Source: Shimotsuke Shimbun)

Her family described her personality as very competitive during an interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun in 2015. On the other hand, she could also be humorous by saying she is only 30 years old when asked about her age. This made everyone around her laugh. When the city mayor visited her when she was 109, she showed her love for singing as she sang nursery rhymes to him.

Matsuno Muroi passed away on 15 November 2020 in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, when she was 111 years old.

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