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Japanese man, 112, recognised as world’s oldest male

Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world's oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido

A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognised on Tuesday as the world’s oldest man. Masazo Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905, took the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera of Spain died this year at the aged 113, Guinness World Records said.

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