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Minsho Ozawa
Minsho Ozawa
Minsho Ozawa at the age of 109.
Birth: 11 October 1894
Misaka (now Fuefuki), Yamanashi, Japan
Death: 12 July 2004
Yamanashi City, Yamanashi, Japan
Age: 109 years, 275 days
Country: JapanJPN
Centenarian

Minsho Ozawa [Japanese: 小沢愍昌] (11 October 1894 – 12 July 2004) was a Japanese centenarian who was the oldest living man in Japan at the time of his death. He is currently the oldest known man ever from Yamanashi Prefecture.

Biography

Minsho Ozawa was born in Misaka (now Fuefuki), Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on 11 October 1894. He was a former Buddhist priest.

Following the death of 109-year-old Nui Kikujima on 18 April 2003, Ozawa became the oldest living person in Yamanashi Prefecture. Following the death of 109-year-old Kameni Nakamura on 20 May 2004, he became the oldest living man in Japan.

Minsho Ozawa died of pneumonia in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on 12 July 2004, at the age of 109 years, 275 days. He was the last surviving Japanese man to be born in 1894, and missed supercentenarian status by three months. He was succeeded as Japan's oldest living man by Totaro Murakami.

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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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