People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling.
She's a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six.
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 honors.
At 111 years old, Dr. Alexander Imich of New York City has been crowned the new world's oldest living man, according to Guinness World Records.
A 60-something albatross named Wisdom is the oldest wild bird in the history of North American bird banding and now also a tsunami survivor.