|Birth:||15 November 1903|
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
|Death:||12 August 2012|
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
|Age:||108 years, 271 days|
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.
- Henry Noboru Yazaki Obituary FamilySearch
- Henry Noboru Yazaki Obituary GenealogyBuff
- Take Yazaki Obituary Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12 August 2012
- Take Yazaki Obituary Dodo Mortuary, Inc. & Crematory, 12 August 2012
- Hawaii's oldest person dies at 108 Hawaii News Now, 13 August 2012
- State's Oldest Resident Dies in Hilo at 108 Big Island Now, 13 August 2012
- Take Yazaki West Hawaii Today, 30 August 2012