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The world's oldest man lives in Japan and loves soaking in hot springs

It's Guinness World Records official: Masazo Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905, is the world's oldest living man.

On Tuesday, Nonaka received a certificate declaring that at 112 years and 259 days old, he is the oldest man alive. He celebrated by eating cake with family. Nonaka lives in Ashoro, on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and his routine includes reading the newspaper every day after breakfast and watching sumo wrestling on TV. Nonaka's family has operated a hot springs inn for four generations, and he enjoys relaxing in the hot springs and eating sweets. He uses a wheelchair to gets around and has outlived his wife, seven siblings, and two of his five children.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare says there are 67,800 centenarians in the country. Japan is also home to Nabi Tajima, 117, the oldest person in Japan; she is expected to soon be certified as the oldest living person in the world, replacing Jamaica's Violet Moss-Brown, who died at 117 last September.