Japanese woman turns 117, extends record for oldest living person

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 6th, 2020 11:08 am
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Kane Tanaka at the ceremony naming her the world's oldest living person in 2019

Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world's oldest living person after she turned 117 on January 2.

Tanaka celebrated her birthday on Sunday at a nursing home in southern Japan. She was confirmed the world's oldest living person last year in March, according to Guinness World Records.

Tanaka was born in 1903.