Mar 04, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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Sounding like a true Zoomer, Misao Okawa says 117 does not seem like such a long time.

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In her words, ”it seemed rather short,” but adds she’s ”very happy” to be that age.

Asked for the secret of her longevity, she says she wonders about that too.

According to officials at her Osaka nursing home, Okawa has slowed in recent months, has trouble hearing but still eats well and is in good health.

Okawa was born in Osaka on March 5, 1898.

She married in 1919.

They had three children.

Her husband died in 1931.

Okawa has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Japan has the most centenarians in the world – more than 58,000.

About 87% are women.


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