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World Oldest People - Seventh Spot - Tane Ikai

Tane Ikai (January 18, 1879 - July 12, 1995) was Japan's oldest female that is on record and the oldest undisputed person since the beginning of the koseki system in 1879.

The koseki system is a Japanese family registry. Japanese law requires all Japanese households to report births, acknowledgements of paternity, adoptions, disruptions of adoptions, deaths, marriages and divorces of Japanese citizens to their local authority's', which then compiles such records encompassing all Japanese citizens within their jurisdiction. Marriages, adoptions and acknowledgemants of paternity become legally effective only when such events are recorded in the koseki. Births and deaths became legally effective as they actually happen, but such events must be filed by family members initially.


She became Japan's oldest person in 1992 following the death of Waka Shirahama, 114. She died, aged 116 years 175 days, of kidney failure. Her body was the first known supercentenarian to be autopsied.

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