Tajima, a resident of Japan's Kagoshima, had been hospitalised since January and died from old age on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.
Tajima-last verified man in the world, born in the nineteenth century.
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Nabi Tajima was listed in the Guinness Book of records as the oldest woman on the planet from September 2017.
Tajima's secret to longevity was "eating delicious things and sleeping well", the group said. "As she had been a hard worker, I want to tell her 'rest well, '" Tajima's 65-year-old grandson, Hiroyuki, told reporters. Video shown on Japanese television showed Tajima moving her hands to the beat of music played on traditional Japanese instruments at a ceremony to mark the achievement.
"She can eat by herself and spends every day in good health", her family said in a statement.
The U.S. -based Gerontology Research team states that the following Japanese lady, Chiyo Miyako, is now the world's oldest person from its own recordings.