By James Mills for MailOnline
Published: 13:47 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 13:47 GMT, 12 February 2020
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'
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