Kane Tanaka, recognised as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, smiles during her 117th birthday celebrations at a nursing home in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Photo: Kyodo

The world’s oldest person, Japan’s Kane Tanaka, celebrates 117th birthday

  • Kane Tanaka, who was born in 1903, was recognised by Guinness World Records last year as the oldest person in the world
  • But she has a long way to go before she is the oldest person ever – that was French woman Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived to 122 years
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Kane Tanaka, recognised as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, smiles during her 117th birthday celebrations at a nursing home in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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