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Kane Tanaka (Kane Ota) was born on 2 January, 1903 in Wajiro Village, Fukuoka, Empire of Japan. Discover Kane Tanaka's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 120 years old?

Popular As Kane Ota
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Age 120 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 2 January 1903
Birthday 2 January
Birthplace Wajiro Village, Fukuoka, Empire of Japan
Date of death Fukuoka, Japan
Died Place N/A
Nationality Japan

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Who Is Kane Tanaka's Husband?

Her husband is Hideo Tanaka ​ ​(m. 1922; died 1993)​

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Husband Hideo Tanaka ​ ​(m. 1922; died 1993)​
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Children 5

Kane Tanaka Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Kane Tanaka worth at the age of 120 years old? Kane Tanaka’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from Japan. We have estimated Kane Tanaka's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Kane lived in a nursing home in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, from September 2018, and was reportedly still in good health on her 118th birthday. Tanaka was supposed to hold the Olympic torch at the 2020 Summer Olympics, but she withdrew from it due to concerns regarding an increase in COVID-19 cases in Japan. She occasionally played the board game Othello, and took short walks in the nursing home's hallways. Her hobbies included calligraphy and solving arithmetic problems. She had five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Tanaka died in a hospital in Fukuoka, on 19 April 2022, nine days after being verified as the second-oldest person to have lived. Her death was announced on 25 April 2022. No cause of death was given, but her grandson said she had been feeling ill since late 2021, according to the Japanese Health Ministry.


Tanaka had several major illnesses, and was infected with paratyphoid fever with her adopted daughter at the age of 35. She underwent pancreatic cancer surgery at the age of 45. In 2006, Tanaka was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and underwent surgery when she was 103 years old. Her life and longevity were noted by her second son and his wife four years later when they published a book called In Good and Bad Times, 107 Years Old. At the age of 114, she was interviewed by KBC in September 2017. On 9 March 2019, Tanaka was officially presented with the "World's Oldest Living Person" and "World's Oldest Living Woman" titles by Guinness World Records, verifying her longevity claim. On 19 September 2020, she broke the record of longest-lived Japanese person, as well as the third-oldest person in the world, after surpassing Nabi Tajima's age of 117 years, 260 days. On 10 April 2022, she surpassed the lifespan of Sarah Knauss to become the second-oldest verified person.


Kane's husband was later drafted into the military, in which he served from 1937 to 1939; one of her sons was captured towards the end of World War II, as a military POW, and was held captive in Siberia before being released and returning home in 1947. After World War II, the couple continued working in the store, with Kane converting to Christianity under the ministry of pastors stationed by the United States military. Retiring from working at their store at 63, Kane traveled to the United States in the 1970s to visit her relatives in California and Colorado. Her husband died in 1993 at the age of 90, after 71 years of marriage.


Kane's early childhood was during the last years of the Meiji period, which ended when she was nine, in 1912. Kane married her cousin Hideo Tanaka in 1922, with whom she had two sons and two daughters. The couple also adopted their niece, the second daughter of Hideo's sister. Kane's eldest daughter died shortly after birth and her second daughter died at the age of one in 1947, while her adoptive daughter died in 1945 at the age of 23 of an unspecified illness. The couple worked in a store selling shiruko and udon noodles.


Kane Tanaka (田中カ子, Tanaka Kane) (née Ota (太田, Ōta); 2 January 1903 – 19 April 2022) was a Japanese supercentenarian who, until her death at the age of 119 years and 107 days, was the oldest living person following the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018. She is the oldest verified Japanese person and the second-oldest verified person ever, after Jeanne Calment.

Tanaka was born as Kane Ota (太田カ子, Ōta Kane) on 2 January 1903 in the village of Wajiro (now part of Higashi-ku, Fukuoka), on the southern island of Kyushu, the third daughter and seventh child of her parents, Kumayoshi and Kuma Ota. Kane and her family said she was actually born on 26 December 1902 and that her parents delayed the process of filing the report for a week because they were not sure if she would survive, as she was born prematurely.