Kamato Hongo


Age: 116


Summary: oldest person in Japan believed to be the world's oldest person who became famous throughout Japan for her habit of sleeping for two days and then staying awake for two days, who grew up on the same small island that also produced the record-holder for longevity for a man, Shigechiyo Izumi, who lived to 120.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Born: September 16, 1887


Died: October 31, 2003


Location: Kagoshima, Japan