Kou Minakuchi
Birth: 18 October 1899
Gero, Gifu, Japan
Death: 10 August 2011
Gero, Gifu, Japan
Age: 111 years, 296 days
Country: JapanJPN

Kou Minakuchi (Japanese: 水口こう; 18 October 1899 – 10 August 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Minakuchi was born in Gero, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, on 18 October 1899. In August 2009, following the death of Kiyau Shimizu, Minakuchi became the oldest living person in Gifu Prefecture. Her age was verified by Japan’s MHLW and Stefan Gelow, and validated by the GRG on 22 December 2010.

Minakuchi died of natural causes in Hagiwaracho Furuseki, Gero, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, on 10 August 2011, at the age of 111 years, 296 days.


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