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Oldest living man shares his secret to long life: hot baths and sweets

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  • Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year- old citizen of Japan, was recently recognized as the world’s oldest living man by the Guinness World Records
  • His family revealed that his secret to long life are sweets and hot baths
  • Nonaka currently lives with his family who manages a hot springs inn

Madazo Nonaka, a 112-year- old citizen of Japan, was recognized on Tuesday, April 10, as the world’s oldest man, as disclosed by Asia One.

His family revealed that his secret to long life are sweets and hot baths. Just a month before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, Nonaka was born — on July 25, 1905. He has received a certificate from the Guinness World Records at home on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

Nonaka currently lives with his family who manages a hot springs inn.

“He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition,” said Yuko Nonaka, his granddaughter.

“He loves eating any kinds of sweets – Japanese or western style. He reads newspapers everyday and often soaks in the hot springs,” she added.

Nonaka has officially taken the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera from Spain  died in February at age 113, according to Guinness World Records.

Guinness World Records is currently investigating possible contenders for the title of oldest living person as no one has been recognized since Violet Brown from Jamaica died in July 2017, aged 117.