August 13, 2007 / 2:30 PM / in 12 years

World's oldest person dies in Japan at 114

Japan's oldest person Yone Minagawa celebrates her 114th birthday at a special nursing home in Fukuchi town in Fukuoka prefecture, southwestern Japan, January 4, 2007. Minagawa, recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person at the age of 114, died on Monday evening, Kyodo news agency reported informed sources as saying. REUTERS/Kyodo

FUKUOKA, Japan (Reuters) - Yone Minagawa, recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest person at the age of 114, died on Monday evening, Kyodo news agency reported informed sources as saying.

She apparently died of old age, Kyodo said.

It said Minagawa, born on January 4, 1893, from Fukuchi town in Fukuoka prefecture, southwestern Japan, became the world’s oldest person on January 28 this year after American woman Emma Faust Tillman died that day at the age of 114.

In May, Fukuchi town asked Guinness World Records through the Internet to award Minagawa a certificate, Kyodo said.

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