World's oldest man celebrates 113th birthday
September 26, 2008
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TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years.
Tomoji Tanabe is congratulated by Miyakonojo Mayor Makoto Nagamine on his 113th birthday at his home.
Tomoji Tanabe, who was born on September 18, 1895, received birthday gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.
Tanabe told reporters he wants to live "another five years or so," according to city spokesman Akihide Yokoyama. That was a slight downgrade from last year, when he said he wanted to live "for infinity."
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