World’s Oldest Man Dies at the Age of 112

Just two weeks ago, Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe was recognized as the world’s oldest man by the Guinness Book Of World Records. Two weeks later, he has now passed away at the honourable age of 112 years.

Watanabe fell asleep and never woke up this morning, at an old-age home in Joetsu, the same town where he was born on a spring day in 1907. During his life, he was trained at an agricultural school, fought in World War II and worked as a government official, among other things. 

To the Japan Times magazine, he previously revealed the secret to his long life: “Laughter.”

The world’s oldest now living woman, Kane Tanaka, also comes from Japan and she celebrated her 117th birthday in January.

We bow our heads today in mourning over the passing of this impressively old man.

And don’t forget to follow his advice and laugh today – a lot. At least if you want to live to become a 112…

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Henric Sundlof