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World’s oldest woman, 115, dies

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Tokyo - A 115-year-old Japanese woman, the world's oldest female according to some accounts, passed away on Saturday at a nursing home near Tokyo, news reports said.

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The cause of the death of Koto Okubo, who was born on December 24, 1897, was pneumonia, the major daily Asahi reported, citing her 88-year-old son, who lives at the same nursing home in Kawasaki.

Okubo became the world's oldest living woman after the death of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of the US state of Iowa, on December 17.

Jirouemon Kimura, a 115-year-old Japanese man, became the oldest living person in the world after Manfredini's death, the Guinness Book of Records said. - Sapa-dpa

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