Ken Tanaka, the world’s oldest living person, 119. have become

“Great achievement. (Ken Tanaka) reached the age of 119,” Junko tweeted, along with a photo of her great-grandmother, whom she had seen in December. “I hope you continue to live life happily and to the fullest.”

Junko shared a photo on Twitter of two commemorative Coca-Cola bottles, given to Tanaka for his birthday, with labels personalized with his name and age.

“Birthday Gifts 1: Introducing the Gifts Received for Ken’s Birthday. Really Appreciate This Gift. The Coca-Cola Company Made a Commemorative Birthday Bottle. It Looks Like (Kane) Drinks Coca-Cola As Always” has been,” Junko tweeted,
Juno spoke to CNN in March 2021, as her great-grandmother was preparing to carry the Olympic torch ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. He started a Twitter account in January 2020 to commemorate the life of Tanaka.
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“I may be biased because I relate to her but I think it’s amazing — I wanted to share it with the world and for people to feel inspired and feel her joy,” Junko said.

Born in 1903, Tanaka married a rice shop owner at the age of 19 and worked in the family shop until the age of 103.

Tanaka has gone through many historical events, surviving two world wars and the Spanish Flu of 1918. His life spanned 49 Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Tanaka’s grandson, Eiji Tanaka, told CNN last year, “I can’t remember she was talking much about the past… She’s very forward-thinking — she really likes to live in the present.”

Tanaka is living in a nursing home in Fukuoka Prefecture. Her family said doing math keeps her mind and body busy, and curious.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognized him as the world’s oldest living person in 2019.
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In September 2021, Spain’s Saturnino de la Fuente García became the oldest person at the age of 112. He was born in 1909, and endured the Spanish Civil War while working as a shoemaker.

According to a Guinness World Records press release, he said the secret to a long life is, “a quiet life … and don’t hurt anyone.”

Tanaka received congratulatory messages from Twitter users on his birthday.

“It’s awesome that at 119 years old she can look straight at the camera and make a peace sign,” said Twitter user @TuNatoron.
“Congratulations!! Please be healthy always,” said Mi-san, another Twitter user.


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