The world’s oldest person has celebrated her 119th birthday in Japan.
Kane Tanaka marked the milestone on Sunday with staff at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, south-west Japan.
The Guinness Book of Records recognised Tanaka’s status in March 2019, when she was 116. She went on to achieve an all-time Japanese age record when she reached 117 years and 261 days in September 2020.
Born in 1903 – the year the Wright brothers made their first powered flight and the first Tour de France was held – Tanaka has lived through five Japanese imperial reigns.
She loves fizzy drinks and chocolate and has set her sights on reaching her 120th birthday. Good luck Tanaka!