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Nabi Tajima
田島 ナビ
Born (1900-08-04)4 August 1900
Wan Village (currently Kikai Town), Kagoshima, Japan
Died 21 April 2018(2018-04-21) (aged 117)
Kikai, Kagoshima, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Known for Oldest living person in the world (15 September 2017 – 21 April 2018)
Oldest living person in Japan
(27 September 2015 – 21 April 2018)
Oldest person ever in Japan
(since 1 September 2017)
Spouse(s) Tominishi Tajima (died 1991)
Children 9 (7 sons and 2 daughters)

Nabi Tajima (田島 ナビ Tajima Nabi, 4 August 1900 – 21 April 2018) who is the oldest Japanese person ever at the age of 117 years and 8 months. She was also the oldest living person for 7 months. She was also the oldest Japanese person ever and the oldest person ever from Asia. She is also the last verified person that was alive during the 19th century.

Tajima became the oldest living person in Japan in 2015 when the death of a 115-year-old anonymous woman. She became the world's oldest verified living person in 2017 upon the death of Violet Brown. Brown was aged 117.


Tajima was born in Araki in the westernmost part of Kikaijima Island. She lived in Kikai. She had 9 children .

As of September 2011, she had 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. As of September 2017, she had over 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

Tajima died on 21 April 2018 at her home in Kikai, Kagoshima, Japan at the age of 117.

Preceded by
Violet Brown
Oldest verified living person
15 September 2017 — 21 April 2018
Succeeded by
Chiyo Miyako

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