Japan: Identical twins from Japan have become “world’s oldest identical twins” at the age of 107. The Guinness book of world record shared the information through their Instagram handle.
The post cited, “Congratulations to 107-year-old sisters named as – Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama from Japan who has been confirmed as world’s oldest identical twins. The sisters have achieved records for the oldest identical twins living (female) and oldest identical twins ever – (female) at – 107 years and 300 days old as of 1 September 2021.”
The twins started living apart while they were in young age. When they completed their elementary school, Koume left the island to assist her uncle. But later in life, from their 70s onwards, both of them began to spend more time together.
Guinness book of world record also shared the beautiful pictures of identical twins from Japan.
About Guinness world record –
Guinness World Records, – known from its beginning in the year – 1955 until 1999 as – ‘the Guinness Book of Records and in early United States editions as the – ‘Guinness Book of World Records, is a “reference book” that is published annually, listing the world records both of – human achievements & the extremes of the natural world.
The brainchild of – Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by – twin brothers Norris & Ross McWhirter in – Fleet Street, in London, in August 1954.
As of the 2021 version, it is now in its 66th year of the publication, published in 100 nations & 23 languages, and maintains more than – 53,000 records in its database.
The international franchise has been extended beyond the print to include television series and museums. Besides this, the organisation also employs record adjudicators so as to verify the authenticity of the setting and breaking of records.