World's oldest person dies at 115 years old

Around the world, thanks to better health and nutrition, people are living longer than ever before. But despite the advancements, the world’s oldest people are clustered in countries like Japan, Switzerland, Australia and Singapore.

Japan, ranked first in the list of countries with the longest life expectancies, recently lost its oldest resident, and the oldest person on the planet, with the death of 115 year-old Koto Okubo.

As reported by the Huffington Post, Okubo lived in a Tokyo nursing care facility, in the suburb of Kawasaki City.

Born on December 24, 1897, Okubo was the recognized oldest woman in the world for only a month, following the death in December of 115 year-old Italian-American Dina Manfredini.

According to the news source, Okubo lived in the Tokyo nursing home with her elderly son.

And now, after the passing of Okubu, the title of world’s oldest person has been given to another Japan national, 115 year-old Jiroemon Kimura, a resident of the city of Kyoto.

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