Tase Matsunaga

Date of birth: 11 May 1884
Date of death: 18 November 1998
Lifetime duration: 114 years, 191 days

Tase Matsunaga was a validated Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Japan at the time of her death. Matsunaga was born in Kiyosato in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on 11 May 1884. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Tokyo. Matsunaga later moved from Tokyo, where she lived with her daughter, to Mutsumien in 1983. A farmer for most of her life, she was still gardening when she was 112, but she was mostly bedridden after that. On 31 July 1998, she became the oldest recognized living person in Japan. Later that same year she died, aged 114 years, 191 days, of heart failure.
Country: Japan