Tomi Hirano
Tomi Hirano
Hirano at the age of 107.
Birth: 18 March 1903
Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
Death: 28 December 2013
Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
Age: 110 years, 285 days
Country: JapanJPN

Tomi Hirano (Japanese: 平野トミ; 18 March 1903 – 28 December 2013) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Hirano was born in Mitsunashi village (present-day city of Yuzawa), Akita Prefecture, Japan, on 18 March 1903. She married Kanta and they had three sons and three daughters. She worked as a teacher at elementary and junior high schools in the city. She had 14 grandchildren (including Ichiro Murayama), 29 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

On 2 November 2010, following the death of 108-year-old Kiyo Ishii, she became the oldest living person in Akita Prefecture. Her age was verified by Japan’s MHLW and Mark Muir, and validated by the GRG on 10 August 2014, becoming the first validated supercentenarian from Akita Prefecture. She lived in Yunohara, Yuzawa.

Hirano died of natural causes at a hospital in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, Japan, at 8:53 AM of 28 December 2013, at the age of 110 years, 285 days. The funeral was held in Sengokucho, Yuzawa.



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