Hatsuno Goto (1903-2017)

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Hatsuno Goto (1903-2017)

Oscar
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01 Jun 2017, 21:40 #1

Fellow 110 Club members, I am sad to announce that Hatsuno Goto of Tokyo, Japan, passed away on May 15, 2017, at the age of 113 years, 256 days. She was born on September 1, 1903, in Niigata Prefecture, as Hatsuno Wakui.

This news was relayed to me personally through email by a relative of hers yesterday. The source is trustworthy, as I had communicated with it since a few years back. I would like to thank the member whose comment made me check with the source for an update. Two weeks late could have been three months instead, since September 2017 would have been the next logical time to look for confirmation of survival.

I haven't made this thread until right now because I wanted to make sure that the relative was okey with me sharing the information to you all.

Since I'm not proficient in the Japanese language, I can't say with certainty that her death hasn't been reported in the local newspapers. It would be nice if our Japanese members can locate such. If no such report can be found, then it goes to show how even someone as 'public' as Hatsuno Goto may risk going into limbo.

Thankfully, her life and longevity will now always be displayed on the GRG tables and rightfully so. The final age she reached is remarkable; once you reach the point where there's only 50% chance of survival to the next year, every single day becomes a blessing. Considering how many calendar years she was a supercentenarian (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), that equals to a lot of blessings! Not only in terms of years and days lived, but also due to the robust health and cheerful mood that she showed in her photos.

Hatsuno Goto loved to paint and was quite good at it too. However, if life starts out as an empty canvas, then I would say that her greatest painting was her life itself. A life that has come to an end after 113 years.

May she rest in peace.

Oscar.
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Ale76
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01 Jun 2017, 21:46 #2

RIP Mrs. Goto
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01 Jun 2017, 21:48 #3

Another shocking Death in 2017 :ph43r: :ph43r: :ph43r: ... but we can also be proud of her, that she was able to lived that long Life in good Spirits until her end!

R.I.P Hatsuno Goto :( (*1903  †2017)
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01 Jun 2017, 22:00 #4

Literally no words :ph43r: :ph43r: rest in peace.

Those last months has been awful for my "favorite" SCs...Shizue Nagata, Emma Morano, Juliana Koo and now Hatsuno Goto.
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davzar
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01 Jun 2017, 22:08 #5

RIP Mrs. Goto :(
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ryoung122
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01 Jun 2017, 22:13 #6

Oscar @ Jun 1 2017, 05:40 PM wrote: Fellow 110 Club members, I am sad to announce that Hatsuno Goto of Tokyo, Japan, passed away on May 15, 2017, at the age of 113 years, 256 days. She was born on September 1, 1903, in Niigata Prefecture, as Hatsuno Wakui.

This news was relayed to me personally through email by a relative of hers yesterday. The source is trustworthy, as I had communicated with it since a few years back. I would like to thank the member whose comment made me check with the source for an update. Two weeks late could have been three months instead, since September 2017 would have been the next logical time to look for confirmation of survival.

I haven't made this thread until right now because I wanted to make sure that the relative was okey with me sharing the information to you all.

Since I'm not proficient in the Japanese language, I can't say with certainty that her death hasn't been reported in the local newspapers. It would be nice if our Japanese members can locate such. If no such report can be found, then it goes to show how even someone as 'public' as Hatsuno Goto may risk going into limbo.

Thankfully, her life and longevity will now always be displayed on the GRG tables and rightfully so. The final age she reached is remarkable; once you reach the point where there's only 50% chance of survival to the next year, every single day becomes a blessing. Considering how many calendar years she was a supercentenarian (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), that equals to a lot of blessings! Not only in terms of years and days lived, but also due to the robust health and cheerful mood that she showed in her photos.

Hatsuno Goto loved to paint and was quite good at it too. However, if life starts out as an empty canvas, then I would say that her greatest painting was her life itself. A life that has come to an end after 113 years.

May she rest in peace.

Oscar.
Greetings,

Sorry to hear about Hatsuno Goto's (apparent) passing. Nonetheless:

The GRG needs a reliable source. This is NOT it. We've had plenty of "death hoaxes" here before.

Even if you're serious, proper procedure needs to be followed.

I suggest you ask the family for, A. If there's a public notice (could they send it?), or, if not, have them contact the GRG privately.

Otherwise, it's "LIMBO", NOT GRG LISTS, FOR HATSUNO GOTO.
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ryoung122
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01 Jun 2017, 22:20 #7

Have the family contact the GRG privately.

Thanks.
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MikeUML
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01 Jun 2017, 23:02 #8

Wow. Speechless. Probably the most unexpected 113 death since Kathleen Snavely.

RIP and I hope for official confirmation of some sort.
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01 Jun 2017, 23:39 #9

RIP Hatsuno Goto
1 September 1903-15 May 2017
113 years 256 days
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6 July 1899 - 12 May 2016
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Seba Argento
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02 Jun 2017, 01:23 #10

RIP Hatsuno Goto :(
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02 Jun 2017, 01:54 #11

Note: based in part on the above report and material from GRG-Japan correspondent Tom Li, I have moved Hatsuno Goto to "Limbo" status (no longer ranked among the "living").

That said, official proof of death is needed before we can officially record a date of death...either for the GRG or for the Gerontology Wiki. Fans can choose to believe what they wish.

And let me say this: I remember a few years ago when a supercentenarian was erroneously reported deceased, moved to GRG limbo, and then returned to the "living" list. I was quite glad that I went with "Limbo" and not simply assume a fact that had not been officially documented publicly yet and turned out to be erroneous.
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Senior Claims Researcher, Gerontology Research Group (June 1999-2012, 2014).
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Director, GRG Supercentenarians Department (Feb 12 2015-)
Founder, World's Oldest People Group (June 2002-)
Co-Founder, GRG Supercentenarian Forum (2011-)
Chief Bureaucrat, Gerontology Wiki (August 2015-)
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02 Jun 2017, 03:16 #12

No!!! Not my favorite supercentenarian!! I'm so upset by this news!! RIP Hatsuno!! You lived a happy and plentiful life!!
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02 Jun 2017, 04:16 #13

Very eloquently said, OscarLake. A great tribute to a great woman - but we're still not 100% sure she has passed away, despite the good evidence that she has.

As such, I will not post my condolences until I see for certain that she has been moved from "limbo" - she is officially listed as such currently, yes?
Life is precious. Enjoy it while you can!
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ChrisR
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02 Jun 2017, 04:22 #14

Rest in Peace Mrs Goto

Well handled also Oscarlake on this matter.

I think you got the right balance between family privacy, reasonable levels of certainty, respectful communication and as much assistance as possible, so that hopefully the correct formal requirements of the GRG can be obtained in as straightforward a manner as possible.
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02 Jun 2017, 05:18 #15

R.I.P. Mrs. Goto

She was my favorite SC abroad :(
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