|Birth:||15 May 1889|
|Death:||13 November 2003|
|Age:||114 years, 182 days|
Mitoyo Kawate (15 May 1889 – 13 November 2003) was a Japanese supercentenarian who became the world's oldest living woman on 29 December 2002 with the death of Mae Harrington and the oldest living person upon the death of Yukichi Chuganji on 28 September 2003, and held the latter title until she died of pneumonia a little more than a month later on 13 November 2003. She was succeeded as oldest living person by Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan.
A resident of Hiroshima, she worked on a farm until injuring her hands at the age of 99. In 1945, two days after the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, she entered Hiroshima city in order to look for acquaintances. She was taken to a hospital shortly before her death from pneumonia. Kawate lived to be 114 years, 182 days.
Her 'oldest person' reign lasted only 46 days. Her death left Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan of Puerto Rico the oldest documented person in the world, though this was not recognized by Guinness World Records until 2004 (Charlotte Benkner of the U.S. had been given the title in the interim).
- 世界最高齢、広島の川手ミトヨさん死去 １１４歳
- "World's oldest person dies at age 114". CNN.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008.
- "Table C - World's Oldest Person (WOP) Titleholders Since 1955". grg.org. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
|Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • T • E)|
Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Denzo Ishizaki • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo Miyako • Kane Tanaka