World’s Oldest Woman Dies

August 9, 2018

How old is old? At Xyza, we believe that age is just a number, but can you imagine living until you’re 117 years old? Miyako Chiyo was born on May 22nd, 1901 and held the title of both Japan’s and the world’s oldest person alive. Sadly, she died on July 22nd, but we’d say she lived a pretty long life, wouldn’t you? Well, it seems like Miyako wasn’t the only person who reached centenarian status (or someone who is at least 100 years old) in Japan. There are approximately 69,000 people in Japan who can claim the title of centenarian. On the island of Okinawa alone, there are over 1,000 centenarians, earning it the nickname “Land of the Immortals.” People have been so fascinated with the longevity of the Okinawa people that many studies have been conducted on their lifestyle, diet, and habits. Awesome, right?

Okinawa, Japan