Living beyond hundreds - oldest person alive is 117
The oldest person alive is Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman of age 117 years.
Confirmed as the oldest person on the planet last year by the Guinness World Records.
She is in good health and has 5 more years to go before becoming the oldest person ever to have lived.
She has credited family, sleep and hope as her secrets for longevity.
Japan is one of the world’s top countries for longevity.