Masazo Nonaka was 112 years and 259 days as of 10 April 2018

112-year-old Japanese man has been officially recognised as the world’s oldest living male.

According to The Huffington Post, Masazo Nonaka was 112 years and 259 days as of 10 April 2018, acknowledged byGuinness World Records.

Francisco Nuñez Olivera was the previous record holder but he died in January at the age of 113.

Guinness World Records has yet to find the world’s oldest female after Jamaica’s Violet Brown died in September 2017 at the age of 117.

Nonaka was awarded the Guinness World Records certificate on Tuesday in Ashoro, Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

He had worked as a farmer and lumberjack and also ran a hot springs inn. He has two sons and three daughters with wife Hatsuno.


“He needs a wheelchair to move, but he is in good condition,” granddaughter Yuko Nonaka said, “He loves eating any kinds of sweets ― Japanese or Western style. He reads newspapers every day and often soaks in the hot springs.”

The sweet-tooth grandfather was served cake at the ceremony, responding “yum”.