LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Katsuko Tago. She was born in Ōmachi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan on 28 March 1910 and passed away in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan on 1 December 2023 at 113 years, 248 days. At the time of her death, Tago was the oldest living person in Tokyo, Japan.
Katsuko Tago assisted her father in running a kimono shop for several years before relocating to Tokyo. In Tokyo, she got married, and the couple had seven children. Tago played the role of a supportive housewife while her husband pursued a career as a bank branch manager.
Tago maintained an active lifestyle for over 90 years. She participated in a monthly doll-making class in her hometown. She continued expressing her creativity through crafting dolls and carving wood until the age of 103. Unfortunately, a femur fracture required her to undergo surgery. She persevered and regained her ability to walk through rehabilitation. However, two years later, another fracture led her to receive care in a nursing home.
Tago believed that her favorite strawberry-flavored chocolate was the secret to her longevity, and she ate it every day.
Her family and nursing home staff said that she lived her life with her ideas and opinions and always made all her daily decisions on her own. Until she was about 110 years old, she called her family every day to update them on what was happening at her nursing home.
Mrs. Tago’s sad news was directly confirmed through her family.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Katsuko Tago.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Akino Ueda at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest resident in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Akino was born on 5 November 1912 in Japan.
During her 110th birthday, it was reported that she was still able to eat some fluids and jellies by herself. In September 2023, Akino was recognized as the oldest living resident of Sumida Ward in Tokyo. Because of this, she was visited by the mayor of the ward. A bouquet of flowers and a congratulatory letter were sent to her family on her behalf as she is currently in a nursing home.
For more information, please visit Akino Ueda’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ai Shinohara at 110 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian reported as the oldest living person in Machida City, Tokyo.
Ai Shinohara was born on 4 January 1913 in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
She got married during her early 20s but her first husband succumbed to illness just before she gave birth to their first daughter. Around 25 years old, she married for the second time after meeting Kamenosuke Shinohara who was a Doctor of Medicine and pharmacy.
By 1951, Mrs. Shinohara founded Shinotest Laboratory that pioneered in commercializing clinical test kits invented by her husband. In November 1959, Mr. Kamenosuke was acknowledged for his invention of a simple reagent and was honored with the Medal with Purple Ribbon by Emperor Shōwa.
She underwent a medical treatment for approximately six months after experiencing a life-threatening anaphylactic shock due to medication. Fortunately, she made a full recovery and still able to raise six children despite all of her responsibilities. Mrs. Shinohara retired from the company at 83 years old and then joined the Senior Chorus Choir in Yokohama.
She moved into a nursing home at the age of 107 years old. Her current residence is in Machida City, Tokyo, where she is the current oldest living person.
For more information, please visit Ai Shinohara’s Directory Profile here.