Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest person died at age 119, in southwestern Japan, according to the local government in Fukuoka.
Tanaka, who was born on January 2, 1903, in Japan, died on April 19.
According to the Presbyterian Research Group, the world's oldest person is currently a French woman called Lucile Randon, aged 118 years and 73 days.
Tanaka was the seventh daughter in a family of eight. She married at the age of 19 in 1922, had four children, and adopted a filth child.
Guinness World Records listed her as the world's oldest person when she was 116 years old.
When asked about the reason for her longevity, she said eating delicious food and studying were her secrets to a long life. Chocolate was among the foods that she enjoyed eating.
Contributed by Israa Farhan