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This page contains chronological lists of the oldest living person and man in Japan.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some validated supercentenarians’ ages may be slightly different due to the Japanese research team finding proof of different birth/death dates than they were originally validated with, but they may not be officially changed by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) as of yet.

List of the oldest living person in Japan since 1958

      Validated / Under 110       Pending       Unvalidated Supercentenarian       Current Titleholder

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan Prefecture
of death
 ?Jan 1953
Sue Watanabe F  ? – 111 27 May 1841 – Jan 1953
111 years, 219 days+
Gifu
 ?15 Dec 1958
Tome Yoshida F  ? – 109 27 Mar 1849 – 15 Dec 1958
109 years, 263 days
Shiga
15 Dec 195829 Nov 1960
(1 yr, 350 days)
Tokusaburo Hatsukade M 105 – 107 10 Mar/7 Apr 1853 – 29 Nov 1960
107 years, 236 days+
Hiroshima
29 Nov 196016 Sept 1963
(2 yrs, 291 days)
Haru Komai F 106 – 109 1 July 1854 – 16 Sept 1963
109 years, 77 days
Shizuoka
16 Sept 196321 May 1964
(248 days)
Ishi Hayashi F 109 9 July 1854 – 21 May 1964
109 years, 317 days
Fukuoka
21 May 196426 Nov 1966
(2 yrs, 189 days)
Yoshigiku Ito F 107 – 110 1 Sept 1856 – 26 Nov 1966
110 years, 86 days
Wakayama
26 Nov 196614 Nov 1968
(1 yr, 354 days)
Tome Horigome F 109 – 111 22 Jan 1857 – 14 Nov 1968
111 years, 297 days
Miyagi
14 Nov 196831 Dec 1969
(1 yr, 47 days)
Haruno Shimada F 110 – 112 24 Dec 1857 – 31 Dec 1969
112 years, 7 days
Niigata
31 Dec 196931 May 1975
(5 yrs, 151 days)
Mito Umeta F 106 – 112 14 May 1863 – 31 May 1975
112 years, 17 days
Kumamoto
31 May 197516 Nov 1976
(1 yr, 169 days)
Niwa Kawamoto F 111 – 113 17 Sept 1863 – 16 Nov 1976
113 years, 60 days
Shiga
16 Nov 197625 May 1977
(190 days)
Isa Nakayama F 108 3 Aug 1868 – 25 May 1977
108 years, 295 days
Tokushima
25 May 197727 May 1977
(2 days)
Man Ichikawa F 108 25 Feb 1869 – 27 May 1977
108 years, 91 days
Yamagata
27 May 19776 Aug 1977
(71 days)
Koume Kabira F 108 2 Apr 1869 – 6 Aug 1977
108 years, 126 days
Osaka
6 Aug 19776 Oct 1978
(1 yr, 61 days)
Masutaro Sato M 107 – 108 16 Feb 1870 – 6 Oct 1978
108 years, 232 days
Niigata
6 Oct 197811 Apr 1979
(187 days)
Matsu Yoshikuni F 108 – 109 11 Mar 1870 – 11 Apr 1979
109 years, 31 days
Oita
11 Apr 197910 Apr 1980
(365 days)
Koharu Kodaira F 107 – 108 8 May 1871 – 10 Apr 1980
108 years, 338 days
Hokkaido
10 Apr 198010 Jan 1982
(1 yr, 275 days)
Oto Michii F 108 – 110 1 Sept 1871 – 10 Jan 1982
110 years, 131 days
Ishikawa
10 Jan 198227 Mar 1982
(76 days)
Toka Miyata F 109 – 110 29 Feb 1872 – 27 Mar 1982
110 years, 27 days
Kumamoto
27 Mar 198210 Feb 1984
(1 yr, 320 days)
Momu Okuma F 108 – 110 12 Jan 1874 – 10 Feb 1984
110 years, 29 days
Hokkaido
10 Feb 198421 May 1986
(2 yrs, 100 days)
Ine Tsugawa F 108 – 111 3 Apr 1875 – 21 May 1986
111 years, 48 days
Tokushima
21 May 19862 Mar 1987
(285 days)
Seki Takehara F 108 – 109 11 Jan 1878 – 2 Mar 1987
109 years, 50 days
Hiroshima
2 Mar 198716 June 1992
(5 yrs, 106 days)
Waka Shirahama F 108 – 114 26 Mar 1878 – 16 June 1992
114 years, 82 days
Miyazaki
16 June 199212 July 1995
(3 yrs, 26 days)
Tane Ikai F 113 – 116 18 Jan 1879 – 12 July 1995
116 years, 175 days
Aichi
12 July 19954 May 1997
(1 yr, 296 days)
Sue Utagawa F 111 – 113 19 Jan 1884 – 4 May 1997
113 years, 105 days
Yamaguchi
4 May 199720 June 1998
(1 yr, 47 days)
Suekiku Miyanaga F 113 – 114 7 Apr 1884 – 20 June 1998
114 years, 74 days
Kagoshima
20 June 199831 July 1998
(41 days)
Asa Takii F 114 28 Apr 1884 – 31 July 1998
114 years, 94 days
Hiroshima
31 July 199818 Nov 1998
(110 days)
Tase Matsunaga F 114 11 May 1884 – 18 Nov 1998
114 years, 191 days
Tokyo
18 Nov 199812 Feb 1999
(86 days)
Yasu Akino F 113 1 Mar 1885 – 12 Feb 1999
113 years, 348 days
Shizuoka
12 Feb 199929 Apr 1999
(76 days)
Denzo Ishizaki M 112 2 Oct 1886 – 29 Apr 1999
112 years, 209 days
Ibaraki
29 Apr 19996 Aug 1999
(99 days)
Kayo Fujii F 111 12 Mar 1888 – 6 Aug 1999
111 years, 147 days
Yamaguchi
6 Aug 199914 Aug 2001
(2 yrs, 8 days)
Mie Ishiguro F 111 – 113 2 June 1888 – 14 Aug 2001
113 years, 73 days
Hokkaido
14 Aug 20013 Jan 2002
(142 days)
Matsuno Oikawa F 112 20 Feb 1889 – 3 Jan 2002
112 years, 317 days
Iwate
3 Jan 200228 Sept 2003
(1 yr, 268 days)
Yukichi Chuganji M 112 – 114 23 Mar 1889 – 28 Sept 2003
114 years, 189 days
Fukuoka
28 Sept 200313 Nov 2003
(46 days)
Mitoyo Kawate F 114 15 May 1889 – 13 Nov 2003
114 years, 182 days
Hiroshima
13 Nov 20035 Apr 2005
(1 yr, 143 days)
Ura Koyama F 113 – 114 30 Aug 1890 – 5 Apr 2005
114 years, 218 days
Fukuoka
5 Apr 200513 Aug 2007
(2 yrs, 130 days)
Yone Minagawa F 112 – 114 4 Jan 1893 – 13 Aug 2007
114 years, 221 days
Fukuoka
13 Aug 200719 Aug 2007
(6 days)
Shitsu Nakano F 113 1 Jan 1894 – 19 Aug 2007
113 years, 230 days
Fukuoka
19 Aug 200722 Feb 2008
(187 days)
Tsuneyo Toyonaga F 113 21 May 1894 – 22 Feb 2008
113 years, 277 days
Kochi
22 Feb 20085 Apr 2008
(43 days)
Kaku Yamanaka F 113 11 Dec 1894 – 5 Apr 2008
113 years, 116 days
Aichi
5 Apr 20082 May 2010
(2 yrs, 27 days)
Kama Chinen F 112 – 114 10 May 1895 – 2 May 2010
114 years, 357 days
Okinawa
2 May 20102 Dec 2011
(1 yr, 214 days)
Chiyono Hasegawa F 113 – 115 20 Nov 1896 – 2 Dec 2011
115 years, 12 days
Saga
2 Dec 201112 June 2013
(1 yr, 192 days)
Jiroemon Kimura M 114 – 116 19 Apr 1897 – 12 June 2013
116 years, 54 days
Kyoto
12 June 20131 Apr 2015
(1 yr, 293 days)
Misao Okawa F 115 – 117 5 Mar 1898 – 1 Apr 2015
117 years, 27 days
Osaka
1 Apr 201527 Sept 2015
(179 days)
Anonymous F 115 15 Mar 1900 – 27 Sept 2015
115 years, 196 days
Tokyo
27 Sept 201521 Apr 2018
(2 yrs, 206 days)
Nabi Tajima F 115 – 117 4 Aug 1900 – 21 Apr 2018
117 years, 260 days
Kagoshima
21 Apr 201822 July 2018
(92 days)
Chiyo Miyako F 116 – 117 2 May 1901 – 22 July 2018
117 years, 81 days
Kanagawa
22 July 2018Present
2 years, 66 days
Kane Tanaka F 115 – 117* Born 2 Jan 1903
117 years, 267 days
Living in
Fukuoka

List of the oldest living man in Japan since 1965

      Validated / Under 110       Pending       Unvalidated Supercentenarian       Current Titleholder

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan Prefecture
of death
 ?28 Mar 1957
Shozaburo Oda  ? – 107 17 Dec 1849 – 28 Mar 1957
107 years, 101 days
Fukui
28 Mar 195729 Nov 1960
(3 yrs, 246 days)
Tokusaburo Hatsukade 103/4 – 107 10 Mar/7 Apr 1853 – 29 Nov 1960
107 years, 236 days+
Hiroshima
 ?Feb 1965
Ikumatsu Matsuura  ? – 104 28 Nov 1860 – Feb 1965
104 years, 65 days+
Hiroshima
Feb 19652 Mar 1965
(2-30 days)
Masakichi Kai 103 17 Mar 1861 – 2 Mar 1965
103 years, 350 days
Oita
2 Mar 1965Feb 1967
(1 yr, 363- days)
Goro Usuyama 103 – 105 14 May 1861 – Feb 1967
105 years, 263+ days
Kagoshima
Feb 19676 Apr 1968
(1 yr, 31-70 days)
Shizuo Jinjiang 103 – 104 14 Oct 1863 – 6 Apr 1968
104 years, 174 days
Miyazaki
6 Apr 196826 Jan 1970
(1 yr, 295 days)
Kokuzo Iwate 104 – 106 16 Dec 1863 – 26 Jan 1970
106 years, 41 days
Kyoto
26 Jan 197031 Jan 1972
(2 yrs, 5 days)
Eisaku Takada 106 – 108 3 Jan 1864 – 31 Jan 1972
108 years, 28 days
Hyogo
31 Jan 197230 Oct 1972
(273 days)
Hisaharu Arai 105 – 106 22 June 1866 – 30 Oct 1972
106 years, 130 days
Nagano
30 Oct 19721 Aug 1973
(275 days)
Chojiro Goto 106 – 107 4 July 1866 – 1 Aug 1973
107 years, 28 days
Gifu
1 Aug 19732 Jan 1976
(2 yrs, 154 days)
Yozotaro Yoshikawa 105 – 108 9 Dec 1867 – 2 Jan 1976
108 years, 24 days
Hyogo
2 Jan 19766 Oct 1978
(1 yr, 277 days)
Masutaro Sato 105 – 108 16 Feb 1870 – 6 Oct 1978
108 years, 232 days
Niigata
6 Oct 197830 Dec 1979
(1 yr, 85 days)
Takataro Hiragushi 106 – 107 23 Feb 1872 – 30 Dec 1979
107 years, 311 days
Tokyo
30 Dec 197925 Jan 1982
(2 yrs, 26 days)
Mataichi Ono 107 – 109 4 May 1872 – 25 Jan 1982
109 years, 266 days
Gunma
25 Jan 198214 Dec 1982
(323 days)
Shotaro Tanaka 107 – 108 21 Apr 1874 – 14 Dec 1982
108 years, 237 days
Kanagawa
14 Dec 198221 Dec 1982
(7 days)
Rinzo Shimizu 108 10 July 1874 – 21 Dec 1982
108 years, 164 days
Hokkaido
21 Dec 198215 Feb 1983
(56 days)
Koji Onishi 107 21 Dec 1875 – 15 Feb 1983
107 years, 56 days
Kyoto
15 Feb 198316 May 1983
(90 days)
Inasaku Abe 105 18 July 1877 – 16 May 1983
105 years, 302 days
Gunma
16 May 198320 Oct 1985
(2 yrs, 157 days)
Mokotaru Osada 105 – 108 15 Aug 1877 – 20 Oct 1985
108 years, 66 days
Osaka
20 Oct 198511 Jan 1990
(4 yrs, 83 days)
Eiju Tsuru 106 – 110 4 Feb 1879 – 11 Jan 1990
110 years, 341 days
Nagano
11 Jan 19906 Mar 1990
(54 days)
Kiichi Fujiwara 109 17 Dec 1880 – 6 Mar 1990
109 years, 79 days
Kanagawa
6 Mar 19903 Apr 1991
(1 yr, 28 days)
Nisaburo Matsuyama 108 – 109 10 Oct 1881 – 3 Apr 1991
109 years, 175 days
Ishikawa
3 Apr 199118 June 1991
(76 days)
Shimetaro Hara 108 4 Oct 1882 – 18 June 1991
108 years, 257 days
Ishikawa
18 June 199120 Sept 1991
(94 days)
Gihei Oka 108 30 Jan 1883 – 20 Sept 1991
108 years, 243 days
Tochigi
20 Sept 199124 Jan 1997
(5 yrs, 126 days)
Gengan Tonaki 106 – 112 30 Oct 1884 – 24 Jan 1997
112 years, 86 days
Okinawa
24 Jan 199720 Apr 1999
(2 yrs, 86 days)
Denzo Ishizaki 110 – 112 20 Oct 1886 – 20 Apr 1999
112 years, 191 days
Ibaraki
20 Apr 199918 Jan 2000
(273 days)
Sadayoshi Tanabe 110 – 111 20 Oct 1888 – 18 Jan 2000
111 years, 90 days
Kanagawa
18 Jan 200028 Sept 2003
(3 yrs, 253 days)
Yukichi Chuganji 110 – 114 23 Mar 1889 – 28 Sept 2003
114 years, 189 days
Fukuoka
28 Sept 200320 May 2004
(235 days)
Kameni Nakamura 108 – 109 3 Oct 1894 – 20 May 2004
109 years, 230 days
Okinawa
20 May 200412 July 2004
(53 days)
Minsho Ozawa 109 11 Oct 1894 – 12 July 2004
109 years, 275 days
Yamanashi
12 July 200430 July 2004
(18 days)
Totaro Murakami 109 21 Feb 1895 – 30 July 2004
109 years, 160 days
Hyogo
30 July 20043 July 2005
(338 days)
Kohachi Shigetaka 109 – 110 10 May 1895 – 3 July 2005
110 years, 54 days
Hiroshima
3 July 200512 June 2006
(344 days)
Nijiro Tokuda 110 – 111 10 June 1895 – 12 June 2006
111 years, 2 days
Kagoshima
12 June 200619 June 2009
(3 yrs, 7 days)
Tomoji Tanabe 110 – 113 18 Sept 1895 – 19 June 2009
113 years, 274 days
Miyazaki
19 June 200912 June 2013
(3 yrs, 359 days)
Jiroemon Kimura 112 – 116 19 Apr 1897 – 12 June 2013
116 years, 54 days
Kyoto
12 June 201323 July 2013
(41 days)
Jokichi Ikarashi 111 26 Jan 1902 – 23 July 2013
111 years, 178 days
Niigata
23 July 20135 July 2015
(1 yr, 347 days)
Sakari Momoi 110 – 112 5 Feb 1903 – 5 July 2015
112 years, 150 days
Saitama
5 July 201519 Jan 2016
(198 days)
Yasutaro Koide 112 13 Mar 1903 – 19 Jan 2016
112 years, 312 days
Aichi
19 Jan 201629 Oct 2016
(284 days)
Masamitsu Yoshida 111 – 112 30 May 1904 – 29 Oct 2016
112 years, 152 days
Tokyo
29 Oct 201620 Jan 2019
(2 yrs, 83 days)
Masazo Nonaka 111 – 113 25 July 1905 – 20 Jan 2019
113 years, 179 days
Hokkaido
20 Jan 201923 Feb 2020
(1 yr, 34 days)
Chitetsu Watanabe 111 – 112 5 Mar 1907 – 23 Feb 2020
112 years, 355 days
Niigata
23 Feb 202014 Apr 2020
(51 days)
Issaku Tomoe 110 15 Aug 1909 - 14 Apr 2020
110 years, 243 days
Aichi
14 Apr 202011 Aug 2020
(119 days)
Shojiro Shirai 110* 29 Oct 1909 - 11 Aug 2020
110 years, 287 days
Shiga
11 Aug 202022 Aug 2020
(11 days)
Motoi Fukunishi 110 25 Mar 1910 - 22 Aug 2020
110 years, 150 days
Ibaraki
22 Aug 2020Present
0 years, 35 days
Mikizo Ueda 110* Born 11 May 1910
110 years, 138 days
Living in
Nara

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