All Japan newsese woman Misao Okawa, who is 114 years-old, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest female in the world. The woman said she was “very happy” at receiving the honor and a certificate that proves her longevity.
“I am happy. I am feeling good anyway,” Okawa said, sitting in a wheelchair and being surrounded by her relatives.
Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 and married in 1919. She had three children, two of whom – a son and a daughter – are still alive and in their 90s, the international press reports.
The centenarian has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She says she never had health problems, except for a broken leg at the age of 102.
Misao Okawa’s certificate was issued after another All Japan newsese woman, aged 115, passed away in January. She claimed the title after the death of an American woman, also aged 115.
The oldest living person on the planet is a man aged 115, also coming from All Japan news. He lives in Kyoto and was born in Okawa, a city placed in the western part of All Japan news, which is famous for the longevity of its citizens.