Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

The World's Oldest Woman Gives Away Her Secrets For Longevity.

With advances in medicine and technology, people are living for much longer than they did 50 years ago. Even so, living into your 80s is considered a blessing for many people! The Guinness World Record association goes around the world recognizing people for their unique talents, abilities, and bodies. Just last week, a Japanese woman received a Guinness World Record and had plenty of advice to give on how she did it!

As of March 9, 2019, the Guinness World Records officially declared Kane Tanaka as the oldest person in the world.

At 116 years and 66 days old, she’s seen and experienced it all. And despite her age and her medical problems, Kane’s still as happy as she could possibly be. So, how does she do it?

The wise Kane Tanaka was born prematurely on January 2, 1903, in Kazuki, Japan, which is now called Fukuoka.

For those history buffs out there, that’s the same year that the Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved powered flight! Kane was born the youngest child out of seven and she carried the concept of having a large family into making her own.

The wise Kane Tanaka was born prematurely on January 2, 1903, in Kazuki, Japan, which is now called Fukuoka.

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Like many other Japanese women during that time, Kane met her husband Hideo Tanaka on the day of their wedding!

When the couple met, Hideo was a part of a family business that manufactured and sold traditional Japanese sweets, udon noodles, and sticky rice. When they weren't busy running their business, they brought four beautiful children into the world and adopted one other.

Like many other Japanese women during that time, Kane met her husband Hideo Tanaka on the day of their wedding!

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Hideo was called to serve the Japanese military in 1937, which meant that Kane would have to put more time into the business.

During that period of time, Kane polished rice and made rice cakes, while at the same time, she took care of the children and Hideo’s mother. Needless to say, she most certainly had her hands full.

Hideo was called to serve the Japanese military in 1937, which meant that Kane would have to put more time into the business.

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Serving the military is a huge honor for Japanese families, which is why Kane wholeheartedly supported her first son, Nobuo, when he was asked to join the military in 1943.

Sadly, Kane would learn heartbreak while he was away. Unfortunately, Nobuo was captured while he was in the military and wasn’t brought back home until 1947 when the Second World War had finally come to an end.

Serving the military is a huge honor for Japanese families, which is why Kane wholeheartedly supported her first son, Nobuo, when he was asked to join the military in 1943.

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