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The world’s oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura, passed away last week at the age of 116. The Guardian looks at how diet in Japan contributes to longevity.

Aside from rice and green tea, the octogenarians share other perennials in their diets: miso soup, drunk regularly but in small quantities due to its high salt content, and nimono, a low-calorie dish of vegetables simmered in mirin, soy sauce and cooking sake.

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