The oldest man of the planet is a 112-year-old Japanese

The oldest man of the planet is a 112-year-old Japanese

He regularly soaks in the springs and also enjoys having candies, especially cakes.

His granddaughter Yuko Nonaka said: "He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition".

Nonaka lives with his family in his home, which doubles as the more than 100-year-old hot spring inn he used to run. Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old Japanese resident of Kagoshima Prefecture, is likely to be recognized as the world's oldest living woman, following the death of Violet Brown of Jamaica, the previous title holder who died at 117 in September.

Wearing a knit cap and a kimono-style jacket, Mr Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. But his favorite pastime is to soak in the hot springs and relax.

Masazo Nonaka for many years has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan's hot springs.

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The world's oldest living person in the history of the Guinness Book of Records was French national Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Nonaka also spends his time watching TV - sumo wrestling in particular and reading newspapers.

The supercentenarian, whose exact age is 112 years 259 days, married his wife Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple had five children.

Masazo Nonaka, from Ashoro, Japan, is officially the oldest man alive. He was also presented with an award and a cake from the Mayor of the Ashoro town where he was born and lives now with his family. While Nonaka believes his longevity is due to his likings to candies and the springs, his daughter thinks it is because he lives life stressless way.

Japan has around 68,000 people aged 100 or older in the country, the government said a year ago. Japan had another record holder with Jiroemon Kimura who died at 116 in 2013.

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