A 112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World’s Oldest Living Man
Masazo Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905, took the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera of Spain died this year, Guinness World Records said. Nonaka replaces Francisco Nuñez Olivera of Spain, who was 113 when he died in January. A farmer and lumberjack in his youth, Nonaka later ran a hot spring inn in his hometown of Ashoro, on Hokkaido island, 900 km (560 miles) north of Tokyo, and raised two sons and three daughters. Nonaka enjoys dipping in a spa and is fond of sweets, especially a strawberry sponge cake. Nonaka’s granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka, said her grandfather credits his long life to sugar. He was joined at an award ceremony on Tuesday by relatives and officials.