Yukichi Chuganji, the world’s oldest man, died on Sept. 28 of natural causes. He was 114.
Chuganji was born on March 23, 1889, on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu. After graduating from technical school, he worked as a silkworm breeder, a bank employee and a community welfare officer. He attributed his longevity to healthy eating and an optimistic personality.
The world’s oldest woman, 116-year-old Kamato Hongo, also lives on Kyushu.