Kane Tanaka Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Death, Cause of Death | Who was the World’s Oldest Person Kane Tanaka? Bio, Wiki

Spread the love

Who was Kane Tanaka?

Kane Tanaka (2 January 1903 – 19 April 2022) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who was the world’s oldest verified living person following the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018, until her own death at the age of 119 years, 107 days. She is the oldest verified Japanese person and the second oldest verified person ever.

Kane Tanaka Biography, Wiki

Kane Tanaka [Japanese: 田中カ子] (née Ota; 2 January 1903 – 19 April 2022) was a Japanese supercentenarian who, at the age of 119 years, 107 days, is the second-oldest person in history whose age validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), after only Jeanne Calment.

At the time of her death, Tanaka was recognised by Guinness World Records as being the oldest living person in the world from the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018. Since surpassing the final age of Nabi Tajima in September 2020, Tanaka has held the record as the longest-lived Japanese person of all-time whose age has been validated by the GRG.

In January 2022, Tanaka became only the third validated person ever to reach the age of 119. On 10 April 2022, nine days before her death, Tanaka surpassed Sarah Knauss’s final age of 119 years, 97 days to become the second-oldest person in recorded history.

Kane Tanaka Biography Wikipedia
Kane Tanaka
Real NameKane Tanaka
Nick NameKane
Profession supercentenarian
EthnicityNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Husband NameHideo Tanaka (died-1993)
Physical Status 
Age119 Years when she died
Height (Approx.)In Feet inches – Not KnownIn Centimeters – Not KnownIn Meter – Not Known
Weight (Approx.)In kilograms – Not KnownIn Pounds – Not Known
Measurement (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 2 January 1903
Birth PlaceWajiro Village, Japanese Empire
Zodiac signCapricorn
ReligionNot Known
School NamePrivate High School
College NamePrivate College
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Sibling Name5
Source Of Income
Appeared In –
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known

Kane Tanaka Career

Tanaka became the world’s oldest validated living person upon the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018. Tanaka became the last surviving Japanese person born in 1903 following the death of Shimoe Akiyama on 29 January 2019, and the last validated person in the world born in 1903 following the death of Italian Maria Giuseppa Robucci on 18 June 2019.

On 9 March 2019, Tanaka was officially presented with the “World’s Oldest Living Person” and “World’s Oldest Living Woman” titles by Guinness World Records. On 15 December 2019, she became one of the ten oldest validated people ever recorded after surpassing Maria Capovilla’s final age of 116 years, 347 days.

On 2 January 2020, Tanaka celebrated her 117th birthday, making her the fourth Japanese person to do so. Upon reaching the age of 117 years, 261 days on 19 September 2020, Tanaka broke Nabi Tajima’s record to become the longest-lived validated Japanese person ever recorded. She also became the third-oldest validated human being of all-time, after Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss.

On 2 January 2021, Tanaka celebrated her 118th birthday; this was only the third time in history that a person has verifiably reached the age of 118, and the first such birthday since 1998.

On 2 January 2022, Tanaka celebrated her 119th birthday, making her only the third validated person in history to reach the age of 119 and the first such birthday since September 1999.

Following the death of Yoshi Otsunari on 26 January 2022, Tanaka became the last surviving Japanese person born before 1907.

She and Lucile Randon have outlived everyone born in 1905, following the death of Antonia da Santa Cruz on 23 January 2022.

On 10 April 2022, Tanaka became the second-oldest validated person on record, surpassing Sarah Knauss’ final age of 119 years, 97 days. She died nine days later on 19 April 2022, at the age of 119 years, 107 days.

Since 2005, Tanaka has lived in a nursing home in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. When she was 116, it was reported that she could get around with the help of a walker.

In January 2020, Tanaka celebrated her 117th birthday with family and friends at her nursing home. However, in January 2021 she was not able to celebrate her 118th birthday in the same manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In March 2021, it was reported by her relative on social media that Tanaka had fallen ill shortly after turning 118, but had successfully recovered. In a February 2021 photo, Tanaka was pictured wearing an oxygen tube.

Tanaka was scheduled to carry the Olympic Torch during the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay when the flame passed through Shime, Fukuoka, on 11 May 2021.

It was expected that Tanaka’s family would push her in a wheelchair for most of her 100-meter leg, but she may have walked the final few steps before passing the torch to the next runner. However, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in Japan, it was decided that it would not be safe for this to happen.

Kane Tanaka Death

In September 2021, Tanaka was vaccinated against COVID-19, making her the oldest validated person to get vaccinated against the disease.

Tanaka died in Fukuoka, Japan on 19 April 2022 at the age of 119 years, 107 days. Following her death, Lucile Randon of France became the world’s oldest validated living person, and Fusa Tatsumi became the oldest validated living person in Japan.

Kane Tanaka FAQ’s

Q. 1 Who Is Kane Tanaka?

Ans. Kane Tanaka was a supercentenarian.

Q. 2 Who Is Her husband/boyfriend Of Kane Tanaka?

Ans. her husband’s name was Hideo Tanaka.

Q. 3 How old was Kane Tanaka?

Ans. She was 119 years old when she died.

Also Read: