(Mirror) - A 114-year-old Japanese woman, has been recognized as the world's oldest woman.
Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, has said that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records.
Asked for her secret for longevity she said it was to "watch out for one's health."
According to the Gerontology Research Institute, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, she was born on March 5, 1898, and Okawa will celebrate her 115th birthday next week.
Okawa lives in a nursing home in Osaka and has three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The world's oldest living person as recognized by Guinness - 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura - also lives in Japan.
Japan has the most centenarians in the world, with more than 51,000.
(With inputs from AP)