Source Pravda.Ru

World's new oldest person now lives in Japan

Yone Minagawa, now believed to be the world's oldest living person, has a healthy appetite that's developed over the last 114 years, according to the staff at her nursing home in southern Japan.

Born Jan. 4, 1893, Minagawa has lived through four Japanese emperors and was identified as the world's oldest person by the Guinness Book of World Records following the death Sunday of Emma Faust Tillman, also 114, the AP reports.

Minagawa has been living at the Keiju nursing home in the southwestern city of Fukuoka for several years and maintains a healthy appetite though she seldom leaves her bed, nurse Sumako Katsuki said by phone late Monday night.

"When she feels good, she ventures to the dining room by motorized wheelchair," Katsuki said.

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