Chitetsu Watanabe, a Japanese man who was recently identified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, has passed away at the age of 112.
Watanabe was born on March 5th, 1907 and fought in the Japanese military during World War Two. Following the war, he worked in agriculture until his retirement in 1974. Since then, he turned his focus to growing and shaping small bonsai trees.
Watanabe, who once said the secret to a long life was smiling everyday, is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (USA Today)
- The world’s oldest living person is a 117-year-old Japanese woman named Kane Tanaka.
- Apparently we should all move to Japan and smile a lot if we want to live a long time.
- I prefer the other centenarians who say the secret to a long life is drinking whiskey everyday.