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World’s Oldest Man Ever Lived is Jiroemon Kimura, First Japanese Man to reach the age of 115

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Image Credit: Facebook Page:Jiroemon Kimura

Jiroemon Kimura from Japan is now considered the world’s oldest man ever at the age of 115.

According to Telegraph news reports, Jiroemon Kimura was born on April 19, 1897 and is fond of eating ed bean cake and rice. Kimura already had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren and currently lives with his son’s family in Kyotango, near Kyoto.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday travelled to Mr. Kimura‘s hometown last October to deliver a copy of the Guinness World Records 2013. According to him, it was an honour to meet Mr. Kimura whom he called “an exceptional person” and is only the third man in the history of the world to reach the age of 115, reports said.

How come he’s still doing well at his age? As posted on his Facebook page, here’s the reason why:

Kimura is health conscious and active. He wakes up early in the morning and reads newspapers with a magnifying glass. Also, he enjoys talking to guests and follows live parliamentary debates on television. According to him, small portions of food are the key to a long and healthy life.

Hmm..good job Mr. Kimura!