Born March 5th, 1907, Chitetsu Watanabe received the accolade of the World's Oldest Man earlier this week, but has sadly passed away in his nursing home in Niigata.
The World's Oldest Man has unfortunately passed away.
via: Getty ImagesHe was living in a nursing home in Niigata, Japan, where he was presented with his accolade.
He was born 5th March 1907 in Niigata.
He graduated from agriculture school and worked in sugar cane production.
In Taiwan, he met his wife and started his family.
He continued working in agriculture until his retirement.
Chietsu also loved growing bonsais.
via: TwitterHe had a collection of over one hundred right up until he moved into his nursing home.
As you may expect from a sugar industry professional, he loved the sweet stuff.
via: TwitterHaving lost his teeth in his old age, he was a massive fan of custard puddings and cream.
His secret to his long life?
via: Twitter"Not to get angry and keep a smile on your face." Nice!
He kept up daily exercise until he passed.
via: TwitterChietsu also kept his brain sharp with calligraphy, puzzles, and origami.
He took the world record from Jiroemon Kimura who passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013.
via: TwitterIt seems his will be a hard record to beat. Chietsu was confirmed the world's oldest man at 112 years and 344 days on February 12th.