World's oldest person dies in Japan at 114
FUKUOKA, Japan (Reuters) - Yone Minagawa, recognized by Britain's Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person at the age of 114, died on Monday evening, Kyodo news agency reported informed sources as saying.
She apparently died of old age, Kyodo said.
It said Minagawa, born on January 4, 1893, from Fukuchi town in Fukuoka prefecture, southwestern Japan, became the world's oldest person on January 28 this year after American woman Emma Faust Tillman died that day at the age of 114.
In May, Fukuchi town asked Guinness World Records through the Internet to award Minagawa a certificate, Kyodo said.
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