World's oldest man dies in northern Japan at age of 113

Japan has one of the world's highest life expectancies

The world's oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113.

He grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents in running a hot spring inn, which his granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka, later took over.

Guinness officially recognized Nonaka as the oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera past year. He passed away in his sleep, and was found by his family on Sunday.

Guinness World Records confirmed that Nonaka was the oldest living man on 10 April, 2018.

Yuko said he died peacefully from natural causes.

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Nonaka lived at home in Ashoro with his family. He had six brothers and one sister, marrying in 1931 and fathering five children-two sons and three daughters. He regularly soaked in the springs and also enjoyed eating candies - especially cakes.

Upon receiving his Guinness World Records certificate, he revealed the secret to his long life was eating candies and taking hot baths. He read a newspaper each morning, enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and samurai TV dramas, and had a taste for cakes.

The oldest man that has ever lived was also Japanese, Jiroemon Kimura, who died in 2013 at the age of 116 years and 54 days.

The oldest person whose age has been verified was Jeanne Calment, from France, who died in 1997 at age 122.

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