Life's sweet for world's oldest man at 112

Clay Curtis
April 11, 2018

Guinness World Records on Tuesday recognised Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese national, as the world's oldest living man.

A Japanese man, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, has received a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world's oldest man during a ceremony on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

Nonaka enjoys dipping in a spa and is fond of candies, especially a strawberry sponge cake.

He has outlived his partner and two of their 5 kids.

He was certified as the world's oldest man after Francisco Nunez Olivera in Spain died in January at the age of 113.

The man has always been in retirement and spends his time mostly watching TV, reading newspapers and enjoying his favorite candies and cakes. His home is also a hot spring inn dating back more than a century that Nonaka used to run with his wife.

"He loves eating any kinds of candies - Japanese or western style".

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His granddaughter Yuko Nonaka said: "He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition".

Born in 1905 in Japan, his daily routine includes reading the newspaper after breakfast.

Nonaka has seven brothers and one sister, who live nearby in the town.

The greatest authenticated age for any human is 122 years, 164 days - a record held by Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997.

Masazo is really fond of his pets and if doesn't like his dinner he often gives it to them, but tries to hide it from his family. While Nonaka believes his longevity is due to his likings to candies and the springs, his daughter thinks it is because he lives life stressless way. She claimed it was because he lives his life in a way that does not bring him stress.

If he doesn't want something, he'll make sure everyone knows about it, she says.

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