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Setsuko Moriyama
Setsuko Moriyama
Moriyama in September 2020, aged 112
Birth: 5 November 1907
Shuri, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Death: 1 March 2021
Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Age: 113 years, 116 days
Country: JapanJPN

Setsuko Moriyama [Japanese: 森山節子] (5 November 1907 – 1 March 2021) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Setsuko Moriyama was born on 5 November 1907 in Shuri, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. She was the first daughter of Manabe and Shosuke. In 1932, at the age of 25, she married Seikichi Uehara. They had five children: two daughters, Hiroko (1933-1944) and Kazuko (born 1938), and three sons: Kensho (born 1936), middle son (born 1940, died in the Philippines), and Kenyu (born 1942).

In 2006, at the age of 99, Moriyama moved into a nursing home in Naha City, Okinawa. In November 2017, she celebrated her 110th birthday. In February 2021, her age was validated by the GRG. Moriyama died on 1 March 2021 at the age of 113 years, 116 days.