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In this Japanese name, the family name is Hasegawa.
Chiyono Hasegawa
Born 20 November 1896
Died 2 December 2011
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Chiyono Hasegawa (長谷川 チヨノ Hasegawa Chiyono?, 20 November 1896 – 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian.[1] At the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Japan,[2] the second oldest person in the world and the oldest woman in Asia.[3]


  • 2008 (Heisei 20):On Senior Citizen's Day, Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture visited her at her nursing home.[4] She was the oldest person living in the prefecture.
  • 2010 (Heisei 23): In May 2010, she became the oldest living Japanese person.[5]


  1. "Japan's oldest person dies at 115," Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-27; archived here
  2. "Japan’s oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, dies," Globe and Mail (Canada). December 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27.[dead link]
  3. According to the Guiness Book of Records here, when Hasegawa died, the oldest person then known was Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, in the United States.
  4. 最高齢111歳の長谷川さんを知事が訪問 ("Governor's visit to the oldest 111-year-old Hasegawa"), Saga Shimbun (Japan). September 11, 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  5. "Japan's oldest person dies at 115," Mainichi Shimbun (Japan). December 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-27. Archived 27 December 2011 at WebCite

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