World`s newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan

Jirouemon Kimura had seven children, five surviving. He also had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 16:14 PM IST

Tokyo: The world`s oldest man is celebrating
his 114th birthday with a traditional Japanese meal.

Jirouemon Kimura began his new year with a breakfast of
grilled fish with steamed rice and red beans, a typical meal
on special occasions in Japan.

City official Toru Okubo says Kimura was celebrating
on Tuesday at his home in Kyoto, which he shares with the
82-year-old widow of his eldest son and the 58-year-old widow
of a grandson.

Okubo says Kimura had seven children, five surviving. He
also had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11
great-great-grandchildren.

The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group lists
Kimura, born in 1897, as the world`s oldest man. The previous
title holder was Walter Breuning of Montana, who died earlier
this month.

PTI