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106-year-old Returns to Fukuoka from Record Making Trip

Dr. Saburo Shochi, returned to Fukuoka Aug 16, completing his ‘Oldest Person To Make an Around-the-world Trip using only the public transportation” according to the Guinness World Record. He covered 56,700 kilometers after leaving Fukuoka mid-July. He had his 106th birthday in the airplane flying from Frankfurt to Japan. About 60 people welcomed him at Fukuoka airport. “I don’t feel old at all. I just keep moving on.” says Dr. Shoichi. He has just published his latest book. “Nothing is too late. Accept the misfortunes in life as trial”. At the age of 106, he is very energetic and positive towards life. Source: http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/item/318983

Published: Aug 17, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016