A Japanese man who holds the Guinness record for the world’s oldest man died at the age of 112. Chitetsu Watanabe received his certificate in the beginning of this month. No cause of death was stated. He developed fever and had difficulty in breathing a couple of days before his death. He is survived by five children, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Chitetsu was born in 1907 in Taiwan. He worked for the prefectural government till his retirement. He later grew fruits and vegetables in the family farm. He loved bonsai, the art of raising small sculpted trees. He is said to have loved cream puffs. He used to say that the secret to his long life was to keep smiling.