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World’s oldest man

Japanese Sakari Momoi, aged 111, receives a certificate naming him as the world's oldest man by the Guinness World Records at a hospital in Tokyo on August 20, 2014.

The Japanese man who was a former high school principal, was born 05th February 1903, was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.

Dressed in a black suit, white shirt and silver tie, Momoi told assembled media at the Tokyo care home where he lives that he did not plan on going anywhere just yet. "I want to live for about two more years," he said in soft voice. Momoi bagged the title after the death in June of American Alexander Imich, who was born a day earlier.

The recognition means Japan is now home to the world's oldest man and woman, with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka taking the female honours.