Japanese educator world's oldest man

Last updated 19:23 20/08/2014
Sakari Momoi
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official.

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 A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognised as the world’s oldest living man. 

Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday (local time). He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164 days. 

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The world’s oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka. 

Momoi was born Feb. 5, 1903, in Fukushima prefecture, where he became a teacher. He later moved to the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo, and served as a high school principal there until retirement.  

Momoi says he enjoys reading books, especially Chinese poetry. He has five children and now lives at a nursing home in Tokyo.  


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