Tokyo, Dec 3: Japan's oldest person, a lady named Chiyono Hasegawa, died at the age of 115 yesterday at a care facility in Saga on the southern island of Kyushu.
Chiyono Hasegawa was born on November 20, 1896, the year when the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece.
Japan's oldest person is now a man, 114-year-old Jirouemon Kimura, who was born April 19, 1897. Kimura is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man.
Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, in the United States, is listed by Guinness as the world's oldest person, at 115. She was born August 26, 1896.
1896 is the year in which the world's first X-ray machine was put on display