World's Oldest Man Dies at 113 in Japan
Tanabe, who suffered from a chronic heart problem, passed away with his relatives at his bedside, said an official at Miyakonojo City, where he lived.
"Mr Tanabe was a symbol of Miyakonojo... and cheered up many residents," making the town a byword for longevity, said Mayor Makoto Nagamine.
The world's oldest known person is 115-year-old Gertrude Baines who lives in Los Angeles.
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