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article imageJapanese man aged 115 becomes world's current oldest person

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 27, 2012 in World
Japanese super-centenarian Jiromenon Kimura, a sprightly 115, will take the title of the world's current oldest person on Thursday.
Following the death of 116-year-old Besse Cooper earlier this month, the title of the world's current oldest person is set to officially pass to Jiromenon Kimura, age 115.
The Telegraph reported Kimura is "only the third man in the history of the world to reach the age of 115."
Father of seven, grandfather to 14, great-grandfather to 25, and great-great grandfather to 13, Kimura only took retirement at the age of 90. According to the IB Times he attributes his longevity to his healthy diet of steamed fish, rice and red bean curd.
The World Record Academy reported Kimura now spends most of his time in bed but retains a healthy appetite.
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