World's Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

Police officers hide the face of Yoshitane Yamasaki with a sheet while escorting him to a police vehicle

The world's oldest man has been named as 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka, whose secret to longevity is said to be eating candies and taking hot baths.

His granddaughter Yuko Nonaka said: "He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition".

Nonaka was awarded the Guinness World Records' official title of being the oldest man alive after 113-year-old Francisco Nunez Olivera from Spain died in February.

Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man residing in the country's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, was recognized as the world's oldest living male, Guinness World Records said on Tuesday. His family ran a hot spring which he took over after his parents died.

He also enjoys eating candies, especially cakes. Nonaka also spends his time watching TV - sumo wrestling in particular and reading newspapers.

"Nonaka's achievement is remarkable", Guinness World Records' editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said, adding, "he can teach us all an important lesson about the value of life and how to stretch the limits of human longevity".

A police vehicle carrying arrested Japanese Yoshitane Yamasaki leaves Sanda Police Station for Prosecutor's Office for further investigation in Sanda City western Japan today
'He Loves Any Kinds of Sweets': World's Oldest Living Man Found in Japan

He married Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple had five children, according to Guinness World Records.

Japanese woman, Nabi Tajima, 117, is about to be named the world's oldest person.

Masazo Nonaka, from Ashoro, Japan, is officially the oldest man alive.

Although he believes his longevity is because of soaking in hot springs and eating candies, his daughter does not think so.

Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese who died in 2013 at 116, was recognized by Guinness as the longest-lived man in history.

The oldest person of all time was Jeanne Louise Calment from France, who lived to 122 years and 264 days between 1875 and 1997.

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