Japanese woman, the world's oldest person, dies at 117, a month after celebrating birthday

April 1, 2015 4:14 AM

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Japanese woman, the world's oldest person, dies at 117, a month after celebrating birthday

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Japan's Misao Okawa, then 116, who is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records is celebrated by Ward Mayor Takehiro Ogura at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan ahead of her birthday on March 5. Okawa died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 5, 2015 file photo, Japan's Misao Okawa who is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, eats cake, helped by her nursing home staff member, during her 117th birthday celebration event at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. Okawa died Wednesda...

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