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.
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.