World's newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan
Updated: 2011-04-19 15:16
In this photo released by Kyotango City Office, Jirouemon Kimura poses during his 114th birthday at his home in Kyotango, western Japan Tuesday, April 19, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
TOKYO - The world's oldest man is celebrating his 114th birthday with a traditional Japanese meal.
City official Toru Okubo says Kimura was celebrating Tuesday at his home in Kyoto, which he shares with the 82-year-old widow of his eldest son and the 58-year-old widow of a grandson.
Okubo says Kimura had seven children, five surviving. He also had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group lists Kimura, born in 1897, as the world's oldest man. The previous title holder was Walter Breuning of Montana, who died earlier this month.
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