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The 107-year-old Japanese sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, the organization said on Monday.


Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama have also been confirmed as the oldest female identical twins at the age of 107 years and 300 days as of 1 September 2021.

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Umeno and Koume were born on 5 November 1913 in a family of 13 people.

His record was announced in honor of the National Holiday in Japan, Older’s Day.

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As Umeno and Koume grew older, the twins made fun of reaching the age of Kin Narita and Jin Kani, who were not only the previous record holders for oldest identical twins, but were also a household name in Japan. His record was 107 years and 175 days.

Family members told Guinness World Records that when they celebrated their 99th birthday (a custom in Japan), Umeno looked at a picture of Kin and Jin and said “I think we look younger!”

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Umeno and Koume live in separate care homes. According to their family members, the twins are both friendly and positive and hardly worry about anything.

The title of the oldest living person currently belongs to Ken Tanaka, who is now 118 years old. The oldest person ever lived is Jiromon Kimura of Japan, who was born on 19 April 1897 and died on 54 days 12 at the age of 116. June 2013.

The oldest person to ever live was Frenchwoman Jean-Louis Calment of France, who lived for 122 years and 164 days.

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