At 111, world’s oldest man honored in Japan
Still going, Tomoji Tanabe says, ‘I don’t want to die’
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TOKYO – At 111, the world’s oldest man keeps a daily diary, drinks milk and stays away from alcohol and smoking.
“I don’t want to die,” Tomoji Tanabe told reporters Monday, while receiving a certificate from the Guinness World Records at a ceremony in southern Japan verifying him as the world’s oldest male.
Tanabe, who lives in the southern city of Miyakonojo, took the title in January following the death of Puerto Rico’s Emiliano Mercado Del Toro, who at 115 was also the oldest human. But Tanabe, born Sept. 18, 1895, was certified by Guinness only earlier this month, according to Kyodo News agency.