Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person who was born in the same year as the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, celebrated her 119th birthday in southwestern Japan on Saturday.
Tanaka was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person in March 2019 when she was aged 116.
She also set an all-time Japanese age record in September last year at 117 years and 261 days. Tanaka is the seventh of nine siblings and was married when she was 19 years old. She supported her family by running a noodle shop when her husband and eldest son fought in the Second Sino-Japanese War, which began in 1937.