Fusa Tatsumi, World's Second Oldest Woman Dies At 116 Post Fav Meal

Fusa Tatsumi, who was the 12th oldest person in the world, has passed away touching the age of 116. She was the second oldest woman in the world after Japan's 119-year-old woman Kane Tanaka.

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Japanese supercentenarian, 116-year-old Fusa Tasumi, who was the second oldest woman in the world died succumbing to old age on December 12. Tasumi was considered Japan's oldest person after Kane Tanaka who died last year in April 2022 at the age of 119. 


Fusa Tasumi was the 27th person in history who reached the age of 116 in the world and only the seventh person in Japan who reached the age of 116. Japan has the world's highest life expectancy and some of the oldest people in the world live in Japan.

Who Was Fusa Tatsumi?

Born in 1907, Fusa Tatsumi, the second oldest woman in the world passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at a healthcare facility centre in Kashiwara city of Osaka at the age of 116, as reported

Tatsumi who had spectated both the World Wars and multiple pandemics was the second oldest person in the world after the Guinness World Record marked Kane Tanaka as the oldest woman before her demise in April 2022. Tanaka who was also from Japan died reaching the age of 119 she was the second oldest person ever after French supercentenarian Jeanne Louise Calment who died in 1997 as the oldest verified person at the age of 112 years.

Tatsumi was the seventh person in Japan who reach the age of 116 and the 27th in the world to do so. After Tanaka, Tatsumi was the oldest person alive in Japan. 

Upon Tatsumi's demise Hirofumi Yoshimura, Osaka's Governor offered his condolences recalling how in September a few months back he met Tatsumi to celebrate her longevity and remembered how healthy Tatsumi looked, as he wrote on his social media X (Formerly known as Twitter). 


According to the reports, Tatsumi never suffered any health complications and severe illness or injuries except the one time when her thigh bone was fractured at the age of 70. She also regularly greeted employees working in the care centre but spent the last days mostly just in her bed. 

Tatsumi is survived by three children and was married to a farmer in Osaka was passionate about gardening and used to practice traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and flower arrangements after graduating from elementary school. She continued her passion for gardening before she was admitted to a nursing home at the age of 106. 

In local media, a supercentenarian's eldest son, Kanji, 76 said "I think she did a great job to get to this age."

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