Tome Tanaka
Tome Tanaka
Tome Tanaka on her 112th birthday
Birth: 21 September 1906
Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Death: 28 January 2019
Ogawara, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Age: 112 years, 129 days
Country: JapanJPN

Tome Tanaka (Japanese: 田中トメ; 21 September 1906 – 28 January 2019) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was one of the oldest known living people in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.


Tome Tanaka was born on 21 September 1906 in Japan.

Tanaka’s husband founded the Tanaka Candy Store in Zao, Miyagi on 15 October 1947. The business has since grown into a confectionary franchise called the Sanzen Corporation, which maintains more than 70 stores and 460 employees. As noted in a 2010 blog post about Tanaka, her son (presumably Hiroto Tanaka) is currently the president of the corporation.

When asked about her longevity, Tanaka stated that she had never directed “bad feelings” at other people, and that she lived with “peace of mind.”

Tome Tanaka passed away in Ogawara, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 28 January 2019 at the age of 112 years, 129 days.



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