With the advance of science and technology the life expectancy of a human being now a day has increased. But even without the help of science, Japan has been the country with the highest life expectancy since from the beginning. Japanese is considered to be the oldest people to have lived. Masazo Nonaka a Japanese who was considered as the World oldest man died at the age of 113 at his home town Ashoro, Hokkaido.

Masazo Nonaka early life

Born on 25 July 1905, at a town call Ashoro, Hokkaido, same year Albert Einstine publish the famous "Theory of Relativity", Mr Masazo grew up in a family who run a hot spring Inn for four generations for about 106 years.

He was brought up in a big family along with six brothers and one sister. He succeeded his parent running the Inn which is now run by his granddaughter Yuko. He married his wife in 1931, fathering five children. He outlived his wife along with his three out of five children. After his retirement, he enjoys passing time watching Sumo Wrestling, Samurai Drama, eating sweets particularly cakes, regularly soak at the springs and he loves wearing his trademark knit cap and moves around the Inn in his wheelchair.

Guinness world record for oldest man

On April 28 Masazo Nonaka was certified by the Gunness book of world record as the world's oldest living man. According to Guinness world records the oldest verified person to be ever live was the Frenchwoman Jeanne Louise Calment who died in 1997 a the age of 122 years.

Masako was officially recognized as the world oldest Man after the death of Spaniard Fransico Nunex Olivera in the year 2018. The oldest person currently living is a woman call Kane Tanaka born on 2 January 1903, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan at the age of 116 year and 18 days. On the other hand Jiroemon Kimura, another Japanese man holds the record for the oldest Man ever live, who passed away at the age of 116 years and 54 days in June 2013 as per record of Guinness Book of World records.

Reason for Japanese longevity

The high life expectancy of the Japanese people can be attributed to their traditional Japanese diet which includes rice, fish, vegetables and particularly their fermented ingredients. Japan has been famed in Guinness Book of World Record for their longevity of its residents, and the regular presence of older Japanese in the list of world oldest people according to Guinness book of world record. Japan is the fastest ageing country in the world with about 69,785 of the population being centenarian of them 90 percent is the woman, according to Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare.