Koto Okubo, who has been until recently the oldest woman in the world, died on Saturday at a nursing home in Kawasaki, at the age of 115.
The death of Koto Okubo has been confirmed by a city official, who also stated that her relatives declined to name the cause of her death or other details. However, according to Jiji Press, Okubo died of an illness.
She had been living with one of her sons at the same nursing home in Kawasaki, the international press reports. The Kawasaki Municipal Government said she had enjoyed spending time with her son.
Born on December 24, 1897, Okubo became world’s oldest living female in December 2012, after the death of Dina Manfredini in the United States who was also 115. Manfredini died within two weeks after becoming the world’s oldest person.
The oldest living person in the world is also a Japanese, called Jiroemon Kimura, who was born in April 19, 1897. He is now 115 and lives in Kyoto Prefecture.