World's oldest man says never getting angry and keeping a smile on your face is ...

World's oldest man says never getting angry and keeping a smile on your face is the secret to long life as he celebrates his achievement aged 112 years and 344 days Chitetsu Watanabe says he still has a sweet tooth despite losing all his teeth Guinness World Records presented him with a certificate in  Niigata today The previous oldest man alive was also Japanese but died last month aged 113 

By James Mills for MailOnline

Published: 13:47 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 13:47 GMT, 12 February 2020

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A retired Japanese farmer was named the world's oldest man today at 112 years and 344 days - and said the secret to a long life is 'not to get angry and keep a smile on your face.'

Grinning Chitetsu Watanabe was given a certificate by Guinness World Records at his care home in Niigata, the city in northern Japan where he was born in 1907.

The father-of-five, who used to work on a sugar cane plantation, says he's still got a sweet tooth despite losing all his teeth and loves custard pudding and cream puffs because they don't need to be chewed.

Grinning Chitetsu Watanabe said the secret to a long life is 'not to get angry and keep a smile on your face'

Grinning Chitetsu Watanabe said the secret to a long life is 'not to get angry and keep a smile on your face'

He says he's still got a sweet tooth despite losing all his teeth and loves custard pudding

He says he's still got a sweet tooth despite losing all his teeth and loves custard pudding

He served in the military towards the end of World War II and then returned to Niigata where he worked in a government office until retirement

He served in the military towards the end of World War II and then returned to Niigata where he worked in a government office until retirement

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