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Born July 25, 1905, the supercentenarian said some of his secrets to living so long is indulging in hot baths and candies, The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Japan's Masazo Nonaka has been recognised as the world's oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: candies and hot baths. Nonaka now lives with his family, and despite being in a wheelchair, he is overall in a healthy condition.

Nonaka has outlived all seven of his siblings, as well as his wife and two of their five children.

Born on 25 July 1905, months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, Mr Nonaka lives with his family who run a hot springs inn on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

The man has always been in retirement and spends his time mostly watching TV, reading newspapers and enjoying his favorite candies and cakes.

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"He loves eating any kinds of candies - Japanese or western style", she told AFP.

According to Guinness, Nonaka likes to spend time with his family and also reads newspapers, watches TV and indulges in candies. "He reads newspapers every day and often soaks in the hot springs", his granddaughter Yuko Nonaka revealed, cited by Sky News. Erika Ogawa, VP Japan for Guinness World Records presented the award to Nonaka at his home in Hokkaido on Tuesday.

Guinness officials say they're now searching for the world's oldest person, after a Jamaican woman died at the age of 117 past year.

The oldest person of all time was Jeanne Louise Calment from France, who lived to 122 years and 264 days between 1875 and 1997. He is also fond of spending time with his family. His family ran a hot spring which he took over after his parents died.

The world's oldest living person is Nabi Tajima, a 117-year-old resident of the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima, according to the US -based Gerontology Research Group.

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