Guinness World Records have confirmed the age and location of the world's oldest person 2 weeks ago

Guinness World Records have confirmed the age and location of the world's oldest person

She is referred to as a "supercentenarian", which sounds like a comic book hero to us.

Guinness World of Records have announced that Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka, Japan, has been officially confirmed as the oldest person living at 116 years 66 days old as of 9 March 2019.

At the ceremony with Guinness World Records, who presented Tanaka with the titles for Oldest Living Person as well as Oldest Living Woman, she was gifted with a box of chocolates, which she reportedly ate immediately.

No time like the present, we guess!

At the moment, Tanaka is still six years shy of the record for oldest person ever, which has been held by Jeanne Louise Calment from France, who has held the title for the past 22 years, when she passed in 1997, aged 122 years 164 days.

The title for oldest living man is currently under investigation after Masazo Nonaka from Japan passed away on 20 January 2019 at age of 113 years 179 days.

The oldest man ever is Jiroemon Kimura, also from Japan, who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013.

Main image via Guinness World Records Twitter