- A man in Japan was hailed as the oldest living man in the world by the Guinness World Records
- However, he passed away 11 days after he claimed his Guinness World Records certificate
- Chitetsu Watanabe was 112 years and 344 days old when he got his record
- His daughter-in-law also shared the secret behind Watanabe’s longevity
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An old man living in Niigata, Japan, was officially recorded as the oldest male living in the world by the Guinness World Records on February 12.
KAMI learned that the Chitetsu Watanabe aged 112 years and 344 days when he claimed his record.
In a report by the LADbible, Watanabe passed away 11 days after his 113th birthday and after he got his Guinness record.
He was reportedly unable to eat after he celebrated when he got his Guinness World Records certification. He was put on an intravenous drip before he had fever and difficulty breathing on February 21.
Yoko Watanabe, the wife of his eldest son, said that the secret to the old man’s long life was a “stress-free attitude.”
"I've lived together with him for over 50 years, and I've never seen him raise his voice or get mad,” Yoko said.
"He's also caring. When I was working on my patchwork hobby, he was the one who praised my work the most. I think having lived with a big family under one roof, mingling with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren helped keep a smile on his face as well,” she added.
Watanabe was born on March 5, 1907, in Niigata. He was the eldest child among his 7 siblings. He served in the military until the end of the Pacific War in 1944. He then grew a farm where he planted fruit and vegetables until the age of 104.
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