Japanese man certified as the world's oldest man

Japanese man certified as the world's oldest man

A112-year-old Japanese has been recognized as the world's oldest man.

Masazo Nonaka, a resident of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Tuesday.

The mayor of the town of Ashoro presented Nonaka with an award and a cake. Nonaka thanked him and said the cake was good.

Nonaka was born in July 1905. He eats 3 meals a day, and enjoys sumo and music on TV.

His 20-year-old great grandson says it's wonderful that his great granddad can clearly communicate with others.

The town office hung a celebratory banner for Nonaka.

Guinness officials say they're now searching for the world's oldest person, after a Jamaican woman died at the age of 117 last year.