Tokyo, Japan – According to Guinness World Records, a Japanese man with a sweet tooth believed to laugh has become the oldest male in the world at 112 years 344 days.
Born in Niagara, northern Japan, on the 7th, Chitsu Watanabe received a certificate for his success at a nursing home in the city on Wednesday.
Another Japanese record holder, Masazo Nonaka, died last month. The oldest living person is also Japanese,, A 117-year-old woman.
Until about a decade ago, Watanabe Bonsai used to showcase the art of raising small sculptured trees, and the Japanese traditional teahouse.
Nowadays, she loves desserts like custard and cream puff, Guinness reports.
Watanabe graduated from agriculture and then moved to Taiwan that Dae-Nippon Meiji worked on sugar cane in sugarcane farming contracts.
He lived in Taiwan for 18 years. He married Mitsu and they have five children, Guinness said in a statement.
After the end of World War II, Watanabe returned to Niigata and retired to work for the prefectural government. He also grew fruits and vegetables on the family farm.
When asked about the mystery of longevity, Watanabe suggests: Don’t be angry and don’t laugh.