World's newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan

World's newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan

Jirouemon Kimura began his new year with a breakfast of grilled fish with steamed rice and red beans, a typical meal on special occasions in Japan.

City official Toru Okubo says Kimura was celebrating today at his home in Kyoto, which he shares with the 82-year-old widow of his eldest son and the 58-year-old widow of a grandson.

Okubo says Kimura had seven children, five surviving. He also had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group lists Kimura, born in 1897, as the world's oldest man. The previous title holder was Walter Breuning of Montana, who died earlier this month.

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