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Japanese Man, 115, Now World’s Oldest Person

A Japanese mayor has hailed a resident of his city for becoming the worlds oldest person.At 115 years old, Jiroemon Kimura inherited the title from an American woman who died Monday.Yasushi Nakayama, the mayor of Kyotango, near Japans ancient capital of Kyoto, confirmed Kimuras status Tuesday, calling him “the pride of our town.”

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World’s newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan – Jirouemon Kimura

The world’s oldest man said on his 114th birthday Tuesday that his longevity was a mystery even to himself, but noted that his motto was not to worry and always be thankful.

Jirouemon Kimura celebrated at home with a breakfast of grilled fish with steamed rice and red beans, a traditional meal on special occasions in Japan.

Kimura become the world’s oldest man earlier this month when the previous title holder Walter Breuning of the U.S. state of Montana died, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group.

"It is indescribable. I am really honored," Kimura said in a birthday interview with officials in Kyoto, western Japan.

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