Mr Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born on April 19, 1897.
According to Guinness, Mr Kimura is the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old.
He became the oldest man ever on December 28 2012, at the age of 115 years, 253 days, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen, a Danish immigrant to the United States, whose life spanned from 1882-1998.
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