World`s oldest woman turns 117 in Japan

March 5, 2015 5:55 AM

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Tokyo: The world`s oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan.

Okawa, one of only a handful of people born in the 19th century and still alive "is looking in good shape," an official at her Osaka nursing home told AFP.

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