|Birth:||23 March 1889|
Chikushino, Fukuoka, Japan
|Death:||28 September 2003|
Ogori, Fukuoka, Japan
|Age:||114 years, 189 days|
Yukichi Chuganji [中願寺 雄吉] (23 March 1889 – 28 September 2003) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who was the world's oldest living person from 29 December 2002 to his death, upon which time the title passed to Mitoyo Kawate.
Yukichi Chuganji was born in Chikushino, Fukuoka, Japan, on 23 March 1889. He graduated from a technical school in the early 1900's and worked as a silkworm breeder, instructor in the agricultural specialty, as a bank employee, and community welfare officer.
He became the oldest living man after the death of the 112-years-old Antonio Todde on 3 January 2002, coincidentally the same day on which he beame Japan's oldest living person after the death of Matsuno Oikawa. He died at the age of 114 years, 189 days as the third man to reach the age of 114 and the oldest Japanese man ever. He held the record of the oldest Japanese man ever for a little more than 10 years, after which his record was broken by Jiroemon Kimura. He is currently ranked the sixth-oldest man in history, and was the first Japanese man to indisputedly reach ages 113 and 114.
For the last 3 to 4 years, Chuganji was bedridden. He didn't like to eat vegetables, but liked to eat beef and pork. He only consumed alcohol in moderate amounts and drank milk. He had failing eye sight. He died on 28 September 2003 after being served apple juice. He was survived by 1 of his 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
|Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Ikumatsu Matsuura • Masakichi Kai • Goro Usuyama • Shizuo Jinjiang • Kokuzo Iwate • Eisaku Takada • Hisaharu Arai • Chojiro Goto • Yozotaro Yoshikawa • Masutaro Sato • Takataro Hiragushi • Mataichi Ono • Shotaro Tanaka • Rinzo Shimizu • Koji Onishi • Inasaku Abe • Mokotaru Osada • Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo Nonaka • Chitetsu Watanabe • Issaku Tomoe • Shojiro Shirai • Motoi Fukunishi • Mikizo Ueda