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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly


Happy Birthday, Tomoji Tanabe!

The world's oldest man, Tomoji Tanabe, celebrated his 113th birthday today. He was presented with a bouquet by the mayor of his home town Miyakonojo.

He lives with his one of this eight children and his daughter-in-law. He gets up at 5.30am to read newspapers before breakfast, never misses his three meals a day and has a glass of milk in the afternoon, he told local reporters.

The attributes his longevity to "no drinking or smoking", Tanabe said.

"I don't want to die yet," he continues, "I want to live another 10 years." I guess he still has a lot he wants to do!


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