Masao Matsumoto (right) and Miyako Matsumoto pose with the Guinness World Record certificate at a nursing house in Takamatsu, Japan, on September 4, 2018. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been married since October 1937.The Matsumotos never managed to have a wedding as Japan was heading into war and Masao was sent overseas as a soldier, but that was no obstacle to having a big family, including a 25th great-grandchild who was born last month. Japanese have among the longest life expectancies in the world, with data from Japan's health ministry showing they rank No.2 on average at around 84, just a smidgeon behind people from Hong Kong. Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2018-09-05

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