Nabi Tajima, considered by many as the world’s oldest woman, passed away on Saturday at the age of 117 at a hospital in Southern Japan’s Kikai.
In 2015, Tajima was acknowledged to be the oldest woman living in Japan. In September 2017, after the death of 117-year-old Violet Brown from Jamaica, Tajima was considered as the world’s oldest woman. As per reports in Japanese media, Guinness Book of World Records was planning to recognize her as the same. Earlier this month, Guinness recognized 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka from nothern Japan as the world’s oldest man.
Nabi Tajima, who was born on August 4, 1900, raised seven sons and two daughters and has reportedly more than 160 descendants.