LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ei Nakano at 110 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Wakayama Prefecture at the time of her death.
Ei Nakano was born on 25 March 1912 in Kishigawa (now part of Kinokawa), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
She never got married nor had any children. In light of this, she ran a tobacco and general retail store until she was 80 years old.
Nakano also pursued her passion of composing songs that show the emotions of joy, gratitude, and the everyday moments of her life. She started this lifelong hobby when she was in her youth. In July 2021, Nakano published a 48-paged songbook she titled “Nameless Flowers” through the publishing company of her nephew.
Ei Nakano passed away on 9 June 2022 in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. She was 110 years and 76 days old at the time of her death.
For more information, please visit Ei Nakano’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mineyo Miyai at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Wakayama Prefecture.
Mineyo Miyai was born in Japan on 20 July 1912.
On 1 September 2022 and 2023, the prefectural governor presented her with a congratulatory letter and a gift after becoming the oldest living president in Wakayama Prefecture.
She is currently residing in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Mineyo Miyai’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Hideko Sōgawa at age 111. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Kōchi Prefecture at the time of her death.
Hideko Sōgawa was born on 5 February 1909 in Gobō, Wakayama Prefecture. At some point in her life, she got married and had two sons and three daughters.
She was a home economics teacher at a prefectural high school while raising her children. Hideko retired when she was 60 years old.
At age 96 sometime in 2005, she moved to where her daughter lived in Kōchi City. Until she was around the age of 109, Hideko would walk about 300 meters away from her home to a meeting place on a hill. This is where she would participate in a 40-minute “A lively 100-year-old gymnastics” for strength training for the elderly. She does this exercise once a week while also walking around her house with her daughter. It was also reported that Hideko would sometimes leave her can at the meetinghouse knowing that she could walk home just as well without it.
Hideko Sōgawa passed away on 6 June 2020 in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan, when she was at the age of 111 years, 122 days.
For more information, please view Hideko Sōgawa’s Directory Profile here.