Tajima at the age of 115
|Birth:||4 August 1900|
Kikaijima, Kagoshima, Japan
|Death:||21 April 2018|
Kikaijima, Kagoshima, Japan
|Age:||117 years, 260 days|
Nabi Tajima [Japanese: 田島ナビ] (4 August 1900 – 21 April 2018) was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest validated person in the world at the time of her death, also the fifth-oldest validated person ever whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She became the oldest person in Japan following the death of an anonymous woman of Tokyo on 27 September 2015, and the oldest person in the world following the death of Violet Brown on 15 September 2017. Tajima was the last known surviving validated person born in the year 1900, as well as the last known surviving validated person born in the 19th century.
Tajima was born on 4 August 1900, in Araki, an area of what was then Wan Village, in the westernmost part of Kikaijima Island, Kagoshima prefecture. In her later life, she lived in Kikai, located on the same island in the prefecture of Kagoshima. On her 117th birthday in 2017, she had nine children (seven sons, and two daughters), 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 64 great-great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Tajima died from natural causes at a hospital in Kikaijima, Kagoshima, Japan on 21 April 2018 at the age of 117 years, 260 days. She had reportedly been hospitalized since January of the same year.
Tajima is currently the second-oldest validated Japanese person ever (after Kane Tanaka), and is also currently the fifth-oldest validated person ever recorded (after Jeanne Calment, Kane Tanaka, Sarah Knauss, and Lucile Randon).
- Gerontology Research Group
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- Meet 117-year-old Nabi Tajima, the Japanese woman who just became the oldest person in the world Business Insider, 18 September 2017
- World's oldest person, Nabi Tajima, dies in Japan aged 117 DW, 22 April 2018
- 10 things about world’s oldest person Nabi Tajima BigWire, 23 April 2018
- Woman, 117, marks becoming Japan's oldest ever person with cola and boardgames The Guardian, 21 September 2020
|Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • T • E)|
Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Denzo Ishizaki • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo Miyako • Kane Tanaka • Fusa Tatsumi
|Japan's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (V • E)|
Sue Watanabe • Unknown • Tome Yoshida • Haru Komai • Ishi Hayashi • Yoshigiku Ito • Tome Horigome • Haruno Shimada • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Isa Nakayama • Man Ichikawa • Koume Kabira • Matsu Yoshikuni • Koharu Kodaira • Oto Michii • Toka Miyata • Momu Okuma • Ine Tsugawa • Seki Takehara • Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo Miyako • Kane Tanaka • Fusa Tatsumi