KYODO NEWS - 2 hours ago - 18:51 | Lifestyle, All, Japan, WorldA 112-year-old Japanese who has been recognized as the world's oldest living man cited "laughter" Wednesday as the secret to his longevity.
Watanabe was recognized as the oldest living man after the previous holder of the title, Masazo Nonaka from Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, died Jan. 20, 2019, aged 113.
He returned to Japan after World War II and worked as a civil servant in his hometown until his retirement.
Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old Japanese resident of Fukuoka Prefecture, is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person following the death in July 2018 of another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako from Kanagawa Prefecture, at 117.
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