World’s Oldest Person, Chiyo Miyako, Dies at 117 in Japan


The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died on 22nd July 2018. Her death was confirmed by the government of Kanagawa, her home state south of Tokyo, Japan.


Miyako, born on 02nd May 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from the Kikai island in southern Japan died at age 117.


Source- Washington Post