112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man by Guinness

Chitetsu Watanabe 112 poses next to the calligraphy he wrote after being awarded as the world’s oldest living male by Guinness World Records in Joetsu Niigata prefecture northern Japan Wednesday Feb. 12 2020

When asked in an interview a year ago about the secret to a long life, Mr Watanabe said to keep smiling and never get angry- which is much easier said than done, but it seems to be working for him!

He was born on March 5, 1907, and is the oldest brother to seven siblings.

That's the secret to living a long life, according to 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe from Niigata, Japan.

Chitetsu Watanabe was presented with a certificate by the Guinness World Records after he was confirmed as world's oldest man living at 112 years old.

Chitetsu Watanabe from Niigata, Japan who was aged 112 years, 344 days as of Wednesday, February 12, was presented with a certificate of the oldest male in the world at a nursing home where he lives.

He graduated from agriculture school and went on to work at Nippon Meiji Sugar, before moving to Taiwan to help at a sugar cane plantation.

"Both Chitetsu and Tetsuo told me that getting to places and sourcing food was a struggle", Yoko Watanaba, the wife of Chitetsu's son Testsuo said. The oldest-living woman is also Japanese - Kane Tanaka is now 117 years old. "Having to live under that circumstance with four young children must have been tough".

The organisation recognised Watanabe as the oldest living male after the previous holder, Masazo Nonaka, of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, died on January 20, 2019, at the age of 113.

Watanabe worked at his farm until he was 104 years old.

A lover of bonsai, the man grew the small trees and even exhibited them at local museums and art fairs until 2007.

Following his retirement, in 1974 he and Tetsuo set up a one-hectare farm next to his family home.

He lived in Taiwan for 18 years.

He has five children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, according to his family.

The current title is held by another Japanese man, Jiroemon Kimura, who was 116 years old when he passed away.



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