From Reuters: To heck with the diet wars. When it comes to longevity, Japan has a whole lotta centenarians. Now, they have the world’s oldest person as well.
Japan has more than 50,000 people aged 100 or more, 2011 government data showed, reinforcing its reputation for longevity.
Jiroemon Kimura of Kyoto, Japan recently celebrated his 116th birthday. I wonder what he eats.
Kimura is living with his 60-year-old granddaughter-in-law and has a three-meal-a-day diet of rice, pumpkins and sweet potatoes, according to local media.
Sounds like my kind of person!
Oh, and Japan also boasts the longest living woman, a 115 year old named Miaso Okawa.