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Misao Okawa, the oldest woman in the world, turned 116

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Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan, is thought to be the world’s oldest woman. She celebrated her 116th birthday on March 5, 2014, according to WebProNews on Thursday.

Misao Okawa celebrated her most recent birthday with a special white cake which was decorated with strawberries and candles. She was dressed in a pink kimono covered in cherry blossoms and a blue cardigan. She also donned a red flower in her hair, according to the report.

If you do the math, you’ll discover that she was born in 1898.

How does she credit her many, many years of living? Misao Okawa says she has had a healthy diet, including sushi. She also attributes her longevity to plenty of sleep. She says that eating and sleeping will give a person a long life. Another tip from the oldest woman alive is that people need to learn to relax.

She told reporters who asked her about her happiest moments in life that the happiest moments were when she got married and when she had her three children. Her saddest moment in life was in 1931 when her husband died.

Misao has been living in the Kurenai retirement home since she was 98 years old. She has been the oldest person alive since Jireomon Kemura passed away at the age of 116 last year.



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