112-year-old Japanese is world’s oldest man

Tokyo, Aug 22 (IANS) A 112-year-old Japanese has become the world’s oldest man, a media report said.

Officials from the Guinness World Records visited Yasutaro Koide at a care facility near his home in Nagoya city in central Japan on Friday, NHK news agency reported.

Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura also presented him flowers and congratulated him on his longevity.

Koide was born on March 13, 1903.

Koide on his secret to his longevity said “the best thing is to not overdo,” as well as recommended not to smoke or drink.

The last oldest man was Sakari Momoi from Fukushima prefecture. He passed away on July 5 aged 112.

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