The world's oldest living person in the history of the Guinness Book of Records was French national Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.
Flashing the world's oldest smile to the camera while taking bites of the cake offered to him on the occasion, Masazo Nonaka celebrated 112 years.
The world's oldest man is now a Japanese lumberjack who was born during the Theodore Roosevelt administration, having taken the title from a 113-year-old Spaniard who died earlier this year, Reuters is reporting.
On April 10, the man turned exactly 112 years and 259 days.
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He was born in 1905.
His granddaughter told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that, although he uses a wheelchair to move around, his general condition is good.
The supercentenarian lives with his family and enjoys everyday life, watching TV and eating his favorite cakes.
The record certificate was presented to Nonaka on Tuesday in his hometown by the VP of Japan for Guinness World Records, Erika Ogawa. "He loves eating any kinds of candies ― Japanese or Western style", she said, according to The Telegraph.
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Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan's hot springs for many years - probably longer than most people.
The former inn owner in the town of Ashoro now likes to spend time with his family and also reads newspapers, watches TV and indulges in candies, according to Guinness.
The world's oldest living person is Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old resident of the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima, according to the US -based Gerontology Research Group.
Nonaka may be the oldest living male in the world, but the oldest man to ever live was Jiroemon Kimura, who was also Japanese.
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