World’s oldest man is 114-year-old Japanese

2011-04-20 00:00

KYODO (Japan) — Guinness World Records announced that a 114-year-old Japanese man has been declared the world’s oldest living man following the death of the previous record holder.

Guinness said Jiroemon Kimura of Kyodo celebrated his 114th birthday yesterday and inherited the title of the world’s oldest man from Walter ­Breuning of the United States, who died on April 14.

Kimura said part of his secret to long life is eating meals in small portions.

“With the sad passing of Walter, the world is left with the one remaining man who was alive in the 19th century,” said Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of The Guinness Book of Records.

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