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Mikizo Ueda
Mikizo Ueda
Ueda at the age of 109
Birth: 11 May 1910
Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
Age: 112 years, 49 days
Country: JapanJPN
Unvalidated

Mikizo Ueda [Japanese: 上田幹藏] (born 11 May 1910) is a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He is currently the oldest known living man in Japan since the death of Motoi Fukunishi on 22 August 2020, as well as the oldest known living veteran of World War II since the death of Mollie Walker on 22 January 2022.

Biography

Mikizo Ueda was born in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on 11 May 1910. He was the only son of a textile worker.

Ueda worked for the Wakayama Prefectural Office. He served in the Japanese navy during World War II. He also witnessed Hiroshima bombing.

In September 2017, Ueda was reported as the oldest living man in Nara Prefecture. On 22 August 2020, he became the oldest living man in Japan, following the death of Motoi Fukunishi.

On 17 April 2021, he surpassed the age of Tessaku Tominaga, and became the oldest man to have ever lived in Nara Prefecture.

Following the death of Mollie Walker on 22 January 2022, Ueda became the oldest known living veteran of World War II.

Ueda currently lives in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 112 years, 49 days. He is currently the second-oldest man ever born in Kyoto Prefecture, behind Jiroemon Kimura.

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Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Shozaburo Oda • Tokusaburo Hatsukade • Unknown • Ikumatsu Matsuura • Masakichi Kai • Goro Usuyama • Shizuo Jinjiang • Kokuzo Iwate • Eisaku Takada • Hisaharu Arai • Chojiro Goto • Yozotaro Yoshikawa • Masutaro Sato • Takataro Hiragushi • Mataichi Ono • Shotaro Tanaka • Rinzo Shimizu • Koji Onishi • Inasaku Abe • Mokotaru Osada • Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo NonakaChitetsu WatanabeIssaku TomoeShojiro ShiraiMotoi FukunishiMikizo Ueda

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