Sawayo Tanaka
Birth: 9 June 1891
Ehime, Japan
Death: 1 November 2003
Yukuhashi, Fukuoka, Japan
Age: 112 years, 145 days
Country: JapanJPN

Sawayo Tanaka (Japanese: 田中沢世; 9 June 1891 – 1 November 2003) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Tanaka was born in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, on 9 June 1891. On 30 September 2003, she was reported as the sixth-oldest living person in Japan, and the third-oldest living person in Fukuoka Prefecture, behind Yukichi Chuganji and Ura Koyama. Her age was verified by Japan’s MHLW and Tamashiro Hiko, and validated by the GRG on 21 October 2004.

Tanaka died of natural causes in Yukuhashi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, on 1 November 2003, at the age of 112 years, 145 days.


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