Japanese woman, 114, named world's oldest woman

3/01/2013
  • 114-year-old Japanese woman, the daughter of a kimono maker, has been recognised as the world's oldest woman.
  • Ms Misao Okawa said on Wednesday that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records.
  • Asked for her secret for longevity, she said it was to "watch out for one's health".
  • It was a nice gift for Ms Okawa, who will mark her 115th birthday next week.
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