Misao Okawa

  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man February 28, 2014

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the age of...
  • Snapshot: Meet the world's oldest woman on her birthday March 6, 2013

    She was all smiles as she celebrated her 115th birthday at a nursing home in Osaka city of Japan. Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turned 115 on 5 March and celebrated it with her proud family members which included children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Speaking to the press in Japan,...
  • Japanese woman, 114, named world's oldest woman February 27, 2013

    Osaka: A 114-year-old Japanese woman, the daughter of a kimono maker, has been recognised as the world's oldest woman. Misao Okawa said today that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records. Asked for her secret for longevity she said it was to "watch...