|Birth:||5 February 1903|
Ishigami Village (now Minamisoma), Fukushima, Japan
|Death:||5 July 2015|
Saitama City, Saitama, Japan
|Age:||112 years, 150 days|
Sakari Momoi [Japanese: 百井盛] (5 February 1903 – 5 July 2015) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He was the oldest living man in the world from the death of Alexander Imich on 8 June 2014 until his own death on 5 July 2015. He is currently the oldest validated man who ever died in Saitama Prefecture.
Momoi was born in Ishigami Village (now Minamisoma), Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on 5 February 1903. In Fukushima Soma County (now Minami Soma), he served as the first president of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School. He also erved as the Yono high school principal (Prefectural later) Choritsu, and Yono Chamber of Commerce executive director.
In 1928, Momoi married his wife, Tamiko, with whom he had five children. Tamiko died in 1989. He liked reading, especially Chinese poetry, and also practiced calligraphy.
Momoi became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of the 111 year-old Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013. He became the oldest living man in the world on 8 June, following the death of Alexander Imich who was only one day older than him.
Momoi died from a chronic renal disease in Saitama City, Saitama, Japan on 5 July 2015, aged 112 years, 150 days. Following his death, Yasutaro Koide became the oldest living man in the world.
- Gerontology Research Group
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- Japanese recognized as world's oldest man by Guinness World Records Japan Times, 20 August 2014
- World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies at 112 in Japan BBC News, 7 July 2015
|Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
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 Nonaka • Chitetsu Watanabe • Issaku Tomoe • Shojiro Shirai • Motoi Fukunishi • Mikizo Ueda