Sayo Taminato

Sayo Taminato
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Sayo Taminato

Birth: 15 October 1906
Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan
Death: 7 August 2020
Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan
Age: 113 years, 297 days

Sayo Taminato (Japanese: 田港小夜; 15 October 1906 – 7 August 2020) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Taminato was born in Wakugawa, Nakijin, Kunigami District, Okinawa, Japan on 15 October 1906. After losing her husband in the Second World War, she managed to run a store and raised four sons and three daughters. Until the age of 100, reading a newspaper was her daily routine. Following the death of Kame Ganeko on 18 October 2019, she became the oldest living person in Okinawa Prefecture.

Taminato died at a nursing home in Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan on 7 August 2020 at the age of 113 years, 297 days.


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