World's oldest living man, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide, shares secret to longevity

"The best thing is to not overdo," Koide, who officially received the "world's oldest man" title from Guinness World Records on Friday, told The Associated Press. The former tailor received a plaque and vase as three of his seven children, two of his nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild looked on.

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Koide, born March 13, 1903, also said to avoid smoking and drinking. His granddaughter, Aya Kikuchi, added that "his lifestyle is one that avoids stress," according to the newspaper Chunichi Shimbun.

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Introducing Yastaro Koide from Japan, born in 1903. At 112 years and 161 days old, he's now recognised by GWR as the...

Posted by Guinness World Records on Friday, August 21, 2015

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