A 114-year-old Japanese woman was recognised on Wednesday as the world's oldest female, making the Asian nation home to the longest-living woman and man on the planet. Misao Okawa, a descendant of kimono merchants in the city Osaka, said she was "very happy" at receiving the honour -- and a certificate to prove her longevity -- from Guinness World Records.
Misao Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 and married in 1919. She had three children, two of whom - a son and a daughter - are still alive and in their 90s.
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