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World's Oldest Man Dies at 112 in Japan

... Rediff.com:

The world’s oldest man has died at the age of 112. But he didn’t pass away without leaving his secrets to living a long life.Japanese man Yasutaro Koide, born on March 13, 1903, died two months short of his 113th birthday.

Koide died on Tuesday at a hospital in Nagoya, central Japan, where he had been treated for chronic heart problems.

He also maintained that the secret to living such a long life came down to not smoking, drinking or overdoing it.

In Japan, 111-year-old Tokyo native Masamitsu Yoshida, born on May 30, 1904, succeeds Koide as the oldest man. It was not immediately known whether Yoshida is also the world’s oldest male.

The number of centenarians in Japan topped 60,000 for the first time in 2015, according to the health ministry. More than a quarter of the country’s population is 65 or older.

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