Yasutaro Koide, world’s oldest man, dies at 112

January 2016, Obituaries

In Brief:


Yasutaro Koide ,world’s oldest man died at the age of 112 after suffering chronic heart problems. Mr. Koide, who was born on March 13, 1903, died two months short of his 113th birthday. In the year he was born, the Wright brothers made their historic first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and a modernising Japan was embroiled in a dispute with Russia over Manchuria that would erupt into the Russo-Japanese War in early 1904.

Japan’s oldest man is now Masamitsu Yoshida, a 111-year-old Tokyo native who was born on May 30, 1904.  The world’s oldest person is an American woman, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York.

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