(AmericanProsperity.com) – The second-oldest woman in the world died at the age of 116 on December 12 at a Japanese nursing home. Fusa Tatsumi, who was born on April 25, 1907, was the oldest person in Japan and died at an Osaka care facility after eating her favorite meal of bean-paste jelly. Local broadcaster MBS said that she and her husband Ryutaro raised three children.
During an interview with the media outlet, Tatsumi’s elder son Kanji, who is 76 years old, explained that her mother “did great” to get to such an old age and not suffer too many health issues. He also explained that Fusa Tatsumi was always a great mother who deeply cared about his family.
In a statement, Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura offered his “deepest condolences” to the family, and recalled a party he attended at her house in September to celebrate her longevity. He also said that the most notorious aspect about Tatsumi was “how healthy” she was. Yoshimura added he will “pray for her soul.”
In a video aired by local media about her last birthday celebration, she was seen in a wheelchair, mostly sleeping. She was born in Osaka Prefecture’s Yao City and was the fifth of six siblings. She married her husband, who was a farmer who grew grapes and peaches, after graduating from school. Tatsumi gave birth to her first daughter in 1941 and her eldest son in 1947. Ryutaro died when he was only 55 years old.
Tatsumi was so healthy that she managed to live in her own family home until she was 106. She ate three meals per day and was always careful to have a balanced diet, which consisted of fish, vegetables, and a small amount of meat. Her care home told local media that Tatsumi used to drink one liter of water every day and would even keep a cup and plastic bottle within reach of her bed. They said that the only serious injury she suffered was a femur fracture when she was 70 years old.
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