Became the world's oldest living person and the oldest Japanese man in history. He was 116 years and 54 days old when he died in June 2013.
He was a postman for more than four decades.
He became the twenty-eighth person in history to live to 115 years old and the 9th to live to 116.
He had five children, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
He became a Guinness World Record holder, which is also the case for the tallest man in the world, Robert Wadlow.