The longest-lived woman in the world turns 119. This is the Japanese Kane Tanaka, born on January 2, 1903.

Mrs. Kane, whose longevity record is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, has survived three epidemics - the Spanish (1918-1920), the Sars (2004) and is also holding its own against Covid 19 - two World Wars, effects of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. As if that were not enough, at the age of 103 she had colon cancer, but she managed to survive that too, thanks to the prompt treatment received.

Today the elderly lady resides in a nursing home in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka prefecture, and is still in good health, spending her time playing Othello and taking short walks in the corridors of the facility.

"Since I arrived here, I have no choice but to work hard, I'll do my best!", She said in an interview with a Japanese TV. His hobbies include calligraphy and calculus.

As for her diet (for those who want to take note) Grandma Kane eats rice, fish and soup and drinks a lot of water. But she also loves sweets and drinks three cans a day of canned coffee, nutritional drinks, and even sodas.

But his secret - ipsa dixit - is always trying to sleep "soundly".

In 2010, when she was 107, her son wrote "In Good and Bad Times," a book about her that talks about her life and longevity.

(Unioneonline / lf)

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