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Chitetsu Watanabe from Niigata, Japan, has been officially confirmed as the oldest person living (male) at 112 Years 344 days as of 12 February 2020.

He was born on 5th March 1907 in Niigata as the first of eight children, and went on to have five children of his own with his wife Mitsue.

He claims that the secret to his longevity is to “not to get angry and keep a smile on your face”.

Chitetsu currently resides at a nursing home and enjoys custard pudding.