Through celebrating her 117th birthday in Fukuoka’s nursing home in Southern Japan, Kane Tanaka has expanded her status as the oldest person in the world.
Tanaka marked her birthday with a party on Sunday along with staff and friends at the nursing home, television footage from local broadcaster TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co showed. Tanaka, whose birthday was on Jan. 2, took a bite from a slice of her big birthday cake.
“Tasty,” she said with a smile. “I want some more.” Tanaka was last year confirmed as the oldest living person, aged 116 years 66 days old as of March 9, according to Guinness World Records.