World’s oldest person confirmed as 116-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan

Guiness World records: Kane Tanaka, 116-year-old woman from Japan as the world's oldest living person.

The global authority officially recognized Kane Tanaka as world's oldest living person in a ceremony held in the nursing home together with her family and the mayor at Fukuoka, Japan as of March 9, 2019.

Kane Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, second youngest among the eight children of Kumakichi and Kuma Ota.

On 1922, he married Hideo Tanaka  at the age of 18 ( 6 days before her 19th birthday) and had four children and one adopted child. Her first born was sent to military during war, she even witnessed World War II and was able to survive such horrific events in history.

Kane Tanaka was honoured as the oldest living person after being held by Jeanne Lousie Clement (France) for the past 22 years.