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Guinness names world's oldest living woman

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 00:45

Feb. 27 - At 114 years old, Misao Okawa is the oldest living woman in the world. The Guinness Book of Records confirmed her status with a certificate in Osaka, Japan. Jeanne Yurman reports.

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The Guinness Book of World Records has officially named Misao Okawa of Japan the world's oldest living woman. Born in 1898 during the Spanish-American war, Okawa clocks in at 114 years old. And how does 114 feel? Surrounded by family in Osaka, the supercenturian was concise. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 114-YEAR-OLD MISAO OKAWA SAYING: "Given everything, it's pretty good." She has never had a major illness and only now uses a wheelchair to keep from falling over. Next week Okawa will rack up one more year of living on March 5th as she turns 115.

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Guinness names world's oldest living woman

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 00:45