POSTED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 2:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 2:04am
NBC News — Japan's Jiroemon Kimuro is now the oldest person in the world after the death of an Iowa woman on monday.
Jiroemon is 115 years old, the third oldest age for a man ever recorded.
Born in April of 1897, he was six when the Wright brothers flew for the first time at Kitty Hawk.
He lives with his family in Kyoto and attributes his longevity to sunlight and his efforts to keep his mind sharp. He even told reporters that he was learning English.