OSAKA, Japan (February 27, 2013)-- Misao Okawa, a 114-year-old Japanese woman has been recognized as the world's oldest woman.
Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, says she's "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records.
The secret of her longevity she says is to "watch out for one's health."
Okawa turns 115 next week.
She was born March 5, 1898.
She now lives in a nursing home in Osaka.
The world's oldest living person as recognized by Guinness, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura, also lives in Japan.
At more than 51,000, Japan has the most centenarians in the world.