Oldest woman in the world celebrates her 117th birthday with cake

Oldest woman in the world celebrates her 117th birthday with cake

- Kane Tanaka was born in 1903 as a premature baby

- She loves waking up at the crack of dawn and enjoys reading mathematics books

- The 117-year-old became the oldest woman alive in 2019

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The world’s oldest woman has turned 117. Kane Tanaka was born in 1903 and has been the world's oldest woman since last year.

The lady named Kane Tanaka enjoyed a slice of cake at the Japanese nursing home where she resides.

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Kane Tanaka: World's oldest woman celebrates her 117th birthday

The lady named Kane Tanaka enjoyed a slice of cake at a Japan nursing home where she resides. Photo: Kyodo
Source: UGC

According to TVQ, the ageing woman marked her milestone in the presence of her family and friends.

When she tasted the yummy treat all she had to say was the cake was tasty and she wanted more of it.

Kane Tanaka: World's oldest woman celebrates her 117th birthday

The aging woman marked her milestone in the presence of her family and friends. Photo: Kyodo
Source: UGC

According to the Guinness World Records, Kane clenched the position of the oldest woman while she was 116 years old in 2019.

The supercentenarian was born prematurely in 1903.

Kane Tanaka: World's oldest woman celebrates her 117th birthday

The supercentenarian was born prematurely in 1903. Photo: Kyodo
Source: UGC

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She was married to a man known as Hideo Tanaka back in 1922 and the pair had five kids together.

Kane loves reading maths books and is known to be an early riser. Each day, she gets up at 6am.

Despite being named the oldest woman in the world, Kane is still not the oldest person to have lived.

A French national known as Jeanne Louise Calment died at 122 years and is regarded as the oldest person in the record books.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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