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Kahoru Furuya
Kahoru Furuya
Furuya (aged 113) on the day of hospitalization for surgery in March 2021
Birth: 18 February 1908
Age: 113 years, 339 days
Country: JapanJPN

Kahoru Furuya [Japanese: 古屋かほる] (born 18 February 1908) is a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Kahoru Furuya was born in Japan on 18 February 1908. She had four children (three daughters and one son).

She enjoyed growing vegetables in the fields over the age of 100, and she moved into the Nursing Home at the age of 108.

Having been asked about the secret to her longevity for a public relations magazine in Izunokuni, she replied: "Eat breakfast every morning, eat fruit and yogurt every day, and do gymnastics."

Furuya suffered from heart disease in 2011 when she was 103 and underwent surgery to implant her pacemaker. She then underwent her first battery replacement surgery in 2015 and a second battery replacement surgery in March 2021 at the age of 113.

She was reported as the oldest living person in Shizuoka Prefecture following the death of Hatsue Tachikawa on 22 December 2019.

At the age of 113, she often sits in a wheelchair, but she can stand and walk a little.

Furuya's age was verified by Kengo Hirai, Yu Li, Yumi Yamamoto and MHLW, Japan, and validated by the GRG on 20 December 2021.

Kahoru Furuya currently lives in Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan at the age of 113 years, 338 days.