She had been hospitalized since January. She reportedly had greater than 160 descendants, together with great-great-great grandchildren.
The world's oldest person, 117-year-old Japanese woman Nabi Tajima, died on Saturday (Apr 21), according to reports citing a Japanese official from her hometown of Kikai.
She became the world's oldest person in September after the death of Jamaican woman Violet Brown, also aged 117.
Ms Tajima was born in 1900.More news: FAA expected to order accelerated engine checks after Southwest accident
Tajima had seven sons and two daughters, who gave her more than 160 descendants.
In her country alone, Nabi had been holding the oldest living person title since 2015.
The U.S. -based Gerontology Research Group claims that the following Japanese lady, Chiyo Miyako, is now the world's oldest person in its recordings.
This picture received from Kikaicho Town Hall via Jiji Press and taken on September 18, 2017 shows 117-year-old Nabi Tajima (2nd L) in Kikaicho on Kikai island of Kagoshima prefecture.More news: Russian Trust In Vladimir Putin Drops Below 50% After Election
The oldest man in the world is 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of Japan, the organisation announced on April 10.
Tajima was born on August 4, 1900, making her exactly 117 years, 260 days old when she died.
Japan is known for the longevity of its people and has been home to several oldest title holders. According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest person ever recorded in history is Jeanne Louise Calament who lived up to the age of 122 and 164 days.More news: Saudi police: Riyadh's shooting targeted toy drone