Kama chinen

Kama Chinen (10 May 1895-2 May 2010) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who, at the age of 114 years 124 days,[1] became the oldest validated living person when American supercentenarian Gertrude Baines (born 6 April 1894) died on 11 September 2009.[2] At the age of 114 years 331 days, she became the last person born in 1895 when American supercentenarian Neva Morris died on 6 April 2010. She died on 2 May 2010, eight days before her 115th birthday and there were no 115 year olds in 2010. At the time of her death, she was the 27th oldest verified person ever, the 2nd oldest verified Japanese person ever and the oldest verified person ever from Okinawa.

Health statusEdit

In September 2008, Chinen was reported to be in a wheelchair: "Though her daily activities required assistance, she enjoyed going outside in a wheelchair with a nurse," the ministry said.[3]


Chinen died at 4:40 PM on 2 May 2010 in Nanjō, Okinawa. She was 114 years and 357 days old. The death left Eugénie Blanchard as the oldest living person and Chiyono Hasegawa as the oldest living person in Japan.[4]

Her death at 114, however misses the party pooper bonus by only a week and one day. Corpse Bride doubles up as she was picked by the joker.

Longevity recordsEdit

  • On 5 April 2008, Kaku Yamanaka died. Kama Chinen, aged 112 years 331 days, became the oldest verified living Japanese person.
  • On 4 December 2008, Kama Chinen, aged 113 years 208 days, moved into the list of the 100 longest-lived people ever.
  • On 11 September 2009, Gertrude Baines died. Kama Chinen, aged 114 years 124 days, became the oldest verified living person in the world.
  • On 6 April 2010, Neva Morris died. Kama Chinen, aged 114 years 331 days, became the last verified person still living born in 1895.
  • On 2 May 2010, Kama Chinen died aged 114 years 357 days, leaving Eugénie Blanchard, also 114, as the oldest living person. Her death left Chiyono Hasegawa as the oldest living person in Japan.

See alsoEdit


  1. Validated living supercentenarians The Gerontology Research Group lists persons as 'living' whose age has been validated and confirmed to be alive within the past year.
  2. Template:Cite news
  3. "Japan's Centenarians at Record High of 36,276". ABC News. September 12, 2008.
  4. Report on Kama Chinen's death Template:Jp icon

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Gertrude Baines
Oldest recognized living person
11 September 2009 – 2 May 2010
Succeeded by
Eugénie Blanchard
Preceded by
Kaku Yamanaka
Oldest living person in Japan
5 April 2008 – 2 May 2010
Succeeded by
Chiyono Hasegawa

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