(WEHT)- Chitetsu Watanabe of Niigata, Japan is the new world’s oldest man according to Guinness World Records. Watanabe takes the record after Masazo Nonaka passed away in January at the age of 113.
Watanabe, who turns 113 on March 5th, says the key to longevity is to “not get angry and keep a smile on your face.” While Watanabe is the current record holder, he still has several years to go before taking the verified record for men, set by Jiroemon Kimura who died in 2013 at age 116.
Jeanne Louise Calment is believed to be the oldest person ever, having lived until age 122.
Photo: Guinness World Records
(This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2020)