TOKYO - A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man, Fox News reported.
Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony held here on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days. The world's oldest living person is also Japanese - Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka.
Momoi was born on February, 5, 1903, in Fukushima prefecture, where he became a teacher. He moved to the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo, after World War II and served as the high school principal until his retirement.