World's oldest man celebrates 115th birthday in Japan

Breaking News April 19, 2012 00:00

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Tokyo - Jirouemon Kimura, Japan's oldest person and theworld's oldest man, celebrated his 115th birthday at home Thursday,local media reported.
Kimura, who lives in Kyotango city in western Japan, spends moretime on his bed these days, but eats three meals a day with hisfamily, Mainichi daily reported.
Born April 19, 1897, Kimura worked at a local post office for 38years. He turned to farming after his retirement and continued untilthe age of 90.
Kimura has seven children, of whom five are still alive, 14grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13great-great-grandchildren, the paper said.
The previous oldest living man was Walter Breuning of the UnitedStates, who was born on September 21, 1896. Breuning passed away onApril 14, 2011.//DPA

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