A Japanese man who was recently named the world's oldest living man died at the age of 112, a local official said on Tuesday.
Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata north of Tokyo, died on Sunday in his nursing home in the same prefecture.
The news came less than two weeks after it was officially recognized by Guinness World Records.
Watanabe, who had five children, said the secret of longevity was "not getting angry and keeping a smile on your face."
He admitted a preference for sweets like pudding and ice cream.
The oldest man in Japan is now Issaku Tomoe, who is 110 years old, according to Jiji Press, although it was not clear whether Tomoe would hold the title worldwide.
The oldest living person is also the Japanese woman Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old woman.
Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world and has been home to several people who are considered to be the oldest people who have ever lived.
This includes Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man who died shortly after his 116th birthday in June 2013.
The oldest verified person – Jeanne Louise Calment from France – died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness.
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