The world’s oldest man, Jirouemon Kimura, celebrating his 114th birthday,began his new year with a breakfast of grilled fish with steamed rice and red beans, a typical meal on special occasions in Japan.
City official Toru Okubo says Kimura was celebrating at his home in Kyoto on Tuesday, which he shares with the 82-year-old widow of his eldest son and the 58-year-old widow of a grandson.
Okubo says Kimura had seven children, five surviving. He also had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group lists Kimura, born in 1897, as the world’s oldest man.
The previous title holder was Walter Breuning of Montana, who died earlier this month.