World's oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday: 'Eat and sleep and you will live a long time'
In the year in which Misao Okawa was born in Osaka, Queen Victoria was still on the British throne, the Spanish American War was raging and Horatio Kitchener triumphed in the Battle of Omdurman.
âShe insists that her favourite meal is sushi, particularly mackerel on vinegar-steamed rice, and she has it at least once every month,â he said.
Asked about the happiest moments of a life that has now spanned three centuries, Mrs. Okawa unhesitatingly recalls her marriage in 1919 to Yukio Okawa and the birth of their three children. Her surviving son and daughter have clearly inherited her genes and are now aged 94 and 92.
She also has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren....