Sakari Momoi was recognized by the world Guinness Records as the oldest male last year in August. Sakari died because of the chronic kidney failure local media says and his death has followed the oldest female Misao Okawa who died in April at the age of 117 years.
According to the health, Labor and Welfare Ministry in Japan and US- base Gerentology Research said Yasutaro Koide a 112 year old man living in Nagoya is the next oldest male in the world.
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Japan is known to have the long life span of its people and around a quarter of its population of 128 million is aged 65 or older.
On the other side the oldest person in the world celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday.
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