The number of people in Japan aged 100 or over, as of Thursday, was a record high 54,397, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced Friday. The number is 3,015 higher than last year, TBS quoted a ministry spokesman as saying.
The oldest woman in Japan is Misao Ogawa, 115. In August, the Guinness Book of World Records also recognized her as being the oldest woman in the world. The oldest man in Japan is Sakari Momoi, 110, a resident of Saitama.
Shimane Prefecture has the highest number per 100,000 residents at 82.46, TBS said.© Japan Today