2018-07-29 22:09:45 UTC
I'm sure you can guess what she was "famous" for...
She lived in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
From USA Today:
"Japanese women have the world's highest life expectancy of 87, while the men's life expectancy is in the world's top 10, according to the World Health Organization. The reasons are attributed to factors including the traditional Japanese diet and good health care."
And, from the HuffPost (note that apparently they didn't realize that "Miyako" is NOT a surname - I knew that in part because almost any Japanese name that ends in "ko" is a woman's personal name):
"...Miyako’s family referred to her as 'the goddess' and described her to Guinness World Records as a patient, kind and chatty person who loved calligraphy. She attributed her long life to sushi and at least eight hours of nightly sleep, according to Guinness.
"Although Guinness hasn’t officially announced a successor, many people believe the Oldest Person title will be passed on to Kane Tanaka, a 115-year-old woman who lives in a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan, according to USA Today.
"Meanwhile, Masazo Nonaka, the world’s oldest living man, on Wednesday celebrated his 113th birthday on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, according to The Associated Press."