World’s oldest person

20 Apr

Yesterday, 2013 April 19, was the 116th birthday of the world’s oldest living person … Jiroemon Kimura of Japan.

image

Mr. Kimura was born on 1897 April 19th.

(edited on 2013 June 12th:
Mr. Kimura died this morning.
RIP, Mr. Jiroemon Kimura, 1897 April 19th – 2013 June 12th, aged 116 years and 54 days.)

17 Responses to “World’s oldest person”

  1. tokyo5 June 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I edited this post because, unfortunately, Mr. Jiroemon Kimura died this morning.

    He was the oldest living person until today.
    And he holds the record as the oldest man who’s ever lived (not oldest person…a French woman lived to be 122½ years old ).

    Like

  2. Glazier-Chan! April 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    I have a question about Japanese. How would you say “Why me?” Would it be “doushite watashi?”, “watashi ni doushite” or something different?

    Like

    • tokyo5 April 24, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      “Nande watashi ? ” would be better.

      Like

      • Glazier-chan! April 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

        Thank you very much!

        Like

      • tokyo5 April 25, 2013 at 12:39 am #

        Sure.
        Why did you need to know how to say that?

        Like

      • Glazier-Chan! April 25, 2013 at 12:42 am #

        I’m writing another song in Japanese (:

        Like

      • tokyo5 April 25, 2013 at 12:47 am #

        Do you write songs in Japanese?
        Do you record them?

        Like

      • Glazier-Chan! April 25, 2013 at 12:58 am #

        I do write songs in Japanese because I adore Japanese songs. I wish to record them someday (:

        Like

      • tokyo5 April 25, 2013 at 10:42 am #

        Which Japanese songs do you like, in particular?

        Like

      • Glazier-Chan! April 25, 2013 at 10:51 am #

        I won’t name song titles (I have too many to name, lol. I have a whole playlist on my iPod of Japanese songs) but songs by the bands D, Oz, Exist Trace, Alsdead (ect) really inspire me. Basically, visual kei bands.

        Like

      • tokyo5 April 25, 2013 at 11:35 am #

        Japanese “visual-kei” has similarities to “shock rock”(KISS, Lordi, Alice Cooper, etc ) … which I like.

        Like

      • Glazier-Chan! April 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

        You have good taste in music then (: lol. Is visual kei popular in Japan?

        Like

      • tokyo5 April 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

        I wouldn’t say that visual-kei music is “popular”… but it has its fans.

        Like

  3. Musings April 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Wow! And he looks cheerful too. That’s great!

    Like

    • tokyo5 April 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

      Yes … he looks much younger than he is.

      Like

  4. Nagzilla April 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    That’s crazy. Just imagining all that he’s seen over the years…amazing!

    Like

    • tokyo5 April 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

      Yes … he’s seen more than anyone else alive today!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: