A farmer and lumberjack in his youth, Nonaka later ran a hot spring inn in his hometown of Ashoro, on Hokkaido island, 900 km (560 miles) north of Tokyo, and raised two sons and three daughters.
Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man residing in the country's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, was recognised as the world's oldest living male, Guinness World Records said on Tuesday. He regularly soaks in the springs and also enjoys having candies, especially cakes.
Mazaco Nonaka was hailed a record breaker after Francisco Nuñez Olivera from Spain, who held the title before him, died on January 29, 2018 aged 113.
Although Nonaka is the oldest living male, Guinness World Records said it now has no female equivalent for the title since Violet Brown of Jamaica died last September at age 117.
He reads a newspaper after breakfast every morning, and loves to watch sumo wrestling and samurai dramas on TV.
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"He needs a wheelchair but he is in good condition", said his granddaughter Yuko Nonaka.
"Mr Nonaka's achievement is remarkable - he can teach us all an important lesson about the value of life and how to stretch the limits of human longevity", said Craig Clenday, Guinness World Records' editor-in-chief. He married in 1931, going on to have five children.
Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan's hot springs for many years, surely longer than most.
Nonaka is said to be extremely fond of his pets and added if he does not like his dinner he would often give it to his pets, but tries to hide it from his family.
The world's oldest living person in the history of the Guinness Book of Records was French national Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.
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