Japanese woman named world's oldest at 114

Oklahoman Published: February 27, 2013
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A 114-year-old Japanese woman born in the same year that radium was discovered has been recognized as the world's oldest woman by Guinness World Records.



Misao Okawa who was born to a clothing merchant in 1898 and now lives in the western city of Osaka, received a certificate acknowledging her status.

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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