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World’s Oldest Woman is 114: Here’s Her Secret to Longevity

Misao Okawa will be 115 years old next week. On Tuesday, she got an early birthday present when the Guinness Book of World Records named her the oldest living woman on the planet.
Okawa, the Japanese daughter of a Kimono maker, was born in 1898. She received the impressive title in a ceremony Wednesday, alongside her 3-month-old great grandson, after enjoying her favorite meal of mackerel sushi.
Her secret to living a long life? “Watch out for one’s health,” she told a reporter after receiving her Guinness certificate. For Okawa that means eating whatever she likes–as long it’s made in Japan.
With 50,000 living centenarians in Japan, there’s evidence that the country’s residents hold the secret to longevity: a healthy diet.
 Japanese women have one of the longest life spans of any country, only second to…

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