A 114-year-old Japanese woman was recognised on Wednesday as the world's oldest female, making the Asian nation home to the longest-living woman and man on the planet.
Japan's 114-year-old woman Misao Okawa looks on as she is recognized as the world's oldest woman by the Guinness World Record in Osaka, western Japan, on February 27, 2013. The world's oldest man is a 115-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, living in Kyoto, near Osaka. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT
Misao Okawa, a descendant of kimono merchants in the city Osaka, said she was "very happy" at receiving the honour -- and a certificate to prove her longevity -- from Guinness World Records.
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