Masazo Nonaka has reached the astonishing age of 112 and his family say his secret to aging well is to ''eat sweets and take hot baths''.
His granddaughter Yuko Nonaka said: ''He needs a wheelchair to move but he is in good condition.
''He loves eating any kinds of sweets - Japanese or western style. He reads newspapers every day and often soaks in the hot springs.''
Born in 1905, Masazo married Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple have five children together.
He received the Guinness World Record for being the oldest man on Earth after Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera died in February at the age of 113.
Masazo was delighted at the accomplishment, posing for pictures with his family before tucking into ''delicious'' celebration cake.