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|Born||20 November 1896
|Died||2 December 2011
(aged 115 years, 12 days)
Saga Prefecture, Japan
Chiyono Hasegawa (長谷川 チヨノ, Hasegawa Chiyono, 20 November 1896 – 2 December 2011) was a Japanese supercentenarian. At the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Japan, the second oldest person in the world and the oldest person in Asia.
- 2008 (Heisei 20): On Senior Citizen's Day, Governor Furukawa of Saga Prefecture visited her at her nursing home. She was the oldest person living in the prefecture.
- 2010 (Heisei 22): In May 2010, She became the oldest living Japanese person.
- 2011 (Heisei 23): She died of natural causes, aged 115. After her death, Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest person in Japan, and Koto Okubo the oldest women in Japan.
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Chiyono Hasegawa (1896–2011), a resident of Saga, was one of hundreds of Japanese women to have lived past 110 years. She is pictured here in September 2010. She was the oldest person in Japan. She died at 115 years, 12 days.
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