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Makaru Nakanishi
Makaru Nakanishi
Makaru Nakanishi aged 100.
Birth: 15 December 1901
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Death: 28 February 2013
Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan
Age: 111 years, 75 days
Country: JapanJPN

Makaru Nakanishi (15 December 1901 – 28 February 2013) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Makaru Nakanishi was born in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on 15 December 1901. He worked in Japan’s Waterworks Bureau before retiring. At the age of 107, he continued to live independently, only receiving help from a caregiver 3 times a week. Many of his family members lived nearby, and often visited him in his home.

Nakanishi died aged 111 years and 75 days, in the city of Urasoe, in Okinawa. At the time of his death, he was the second oldest living person in the Okinawa prefecture, the second Japanese man behind Jiroemon Kimura, and the fourth oldest man in the world.