London, Feb 27: A 114-year-old Japanese woman from Osaka has officially been named as the world’s oldest woman by Guinness World Records.
According to the Gerontology Research Institute, which verifies age information for Guinness, Misao Okawa was born on March 5, 1898, the Telegraph reported.
Okawa, who will be celebrating her 115th birthday next week, said that she was “very happy” to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness.
When Okawa, who lives in a nursing home, was asked for her secret for longevity, she said it was to “watch out for one’s health.”
Okawa was married in 1919 to her husband Yukio and had three children – two daughters and a son and now has four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The world’s oldest living person as recognised by Guinness – 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura – also lives in Japan. (ANI)