A 115-year-old man in Kyoto prefecture, western Japan, has been named world's oldest man for the second year running.
Jiro-emon Kimura of Kyotango city was born in April 1897.
An editor from the book's British publisher visited Kimura's home on Monday and presented him with a certificate to acknowledge the record.
Kimura thanked him in both Japanese and English. Kimura spends much of his day in bed, but has no significant health problems.
The publisher says the world's oldest man to date, Christian Mortensen from Denmark, lived 115 years and 252 days before he died in 1998.
Kimura will break this record if he lives until December 28th this year.