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Take Yazaki
Take Yazaki
Birth: 15 November 1903
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Death: 12 August 2012
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Age: 108 years, 271 days
Country: JapanJPNUnited StatesUSA

Take Yazaki (15 November 1903 – 12 August 2012) was a Japanese-American centenarian who was the was the oldest known person in Hawaii at the time of her death. She was a descendent of the Japanese emperor Bidatsu.


Take Yazaki was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on 15 November 1903. She moved to Hawaii when she was 10 years.

She had at least four children: Henry Noboru Yazaki (c.1935–1999), Anselm Yazaki Sr., Albert Yazaki and Jeanne Liu.

She retired as a housekeeper at the Palm Terrace Hotel on Puueo Street (now known as the Wild Ginger Inn). She was a member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Yamanashi Kenjin Kai.

Take Yazaki died at Life Care Center in Hilo, Hawaii, USA on 12 August 2012 at the age of 108 years, 271 days. She is survived by two sons Anselm Yazaki Sr. and Albert Yazaki; one daughter Jeanne Liu; one daughter-in-law Betty Yazaki; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Following her death, Florence Kamei (1904–2012) became the oldest known person in Hawaii.