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Tane Ikai
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Tane Ikai at 116
Birth: 18 January 1879
Aichi, Japan
Death: 12 July 1995
Aichi, Japan
Age: 116 years, 175 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN
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Tane Ikai (18 January 1879 – 12 July 1995) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who held the title of the oldest person and woman ever from Japan and Asia until Misao Okawa surpassed her age on 28 August 2014.

Ikai is the first of only six Asians to reach 116, the others being Nabi Tajima, Chiyo Miyako, Kane Tanaka, Jiroemon Kimura and Misao Okawa, all of whom reached it around 20 years after Ikai. She never held the title of oldest living person as Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) was still alive when she died. She is the fifth oldest Japanese person ever, and the 14th-oldest person ever. She married at the age of 20 and had three sons and a daughter. She separated from her husband at age 38 in 1917.

On a typical day, Ikai would eat three very basic meals of rice porridge. In 1968, at the age of 89, she moved into a nursing home where she was to live for the next 20 years. She played an active role in activities at the home and enjoyed making pottery and sewing until suffering her first stroke at the age of 99. In 1988, at the age of 109, Ikai suffered another stroke and was moved to a hospital, where she remained bedridden for the rest of her life. She died of kidney failure on 12 July 1995 as the oldest recorded Japanese person ever at the age of 116 years, 175 days (her record was broken by Misao Okawa in 2014).

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Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue UtagawaSuekiku 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 TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka


Japan's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Isa Nakayama • Man Ichikawa • Koume Hirakawa • Matsu Yoshikuni • Koharu Kodaira • Oto Michii • Toka Miyata • Momu Okuma • Ine Tsugawa • Seki Takehara • Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka

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