On Monday April 25th, Kane Tanaka, born January 2, 1903, passed away in Japan from various health complications at age 119.
Tanaka had fought and won against two separate cancers in her lifetime and was also alive during both World Wars, and two significant pandemics, those being the Spanish Flu and COVID-19.
She was also reported on by CNN when she was preparing to take part in the 2020 Tokyo summer olympics, in the torch relay, before the event was postponed. She was supposed to carry the flame as it went through Shime in her hometown of Fukuoka but ended up not participating because of concerns of Covid-19.
Currently the oldest living person is 118 year old Lucile Randon, a French nun who is the oldest known survivor of Covid- 19.