World's oldest woman celebrated in Fukuoka

A 118-year-old Japanese woman was celebrated ahead of Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. She is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records.

Tanaka Kane was born in 1903. She lives in an elderly care facility in the city of Fukuoka in southwestern Japan.

Tanaka received flowers and a message card from the governor of Fukuoka Prefecture, Hattori Seitaro, on Monday, ahead of Respect for the Aged Day on September 20th.

Staff at the facility say Tanaka hasn't been able to meet with her family because of the pandemic. They also say Tanaka hopes to stay healthy until the age of 120.