A 117 year old Japanese woman thought to be the world’s oldest person passed away. Nabi Tajima who was born on August 4th 1900, died on Saturday in her native Kikai Island. She was the oldest woman in Japan in September 2015.
Japanese media say that she could have been the oldest person in the world since Violet Brown of Jamaica died in September 2017 at the age of 117.Since Violet’s death, Guinness World Records has been investigating who is the oldest person and is yet to recognise Tajima.However the world’s oldest man has been declared. He is 112 year old Japanese Masazo Nonaka.