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Mystery as Tokyo loses track of centenarians

Japanese authorities accepted Tuesday they'd absent clue of a 113-year-old woman listed as the Tokyo's oldest, canicule afterwards badge searched the home of the city's official oldest man — alone to acquisition his long-dead, diminished body.Officials launched a chase this anniversary for Fusa Furuya, built-in in July 1897 and listed as Tokyo's oldest citizen, afterwards it emerged her abode are unknown.Several added acclaimed centenarians are additionally unaccounted for due to poor record-keeping and aftereffect in a country that prides itself in its cardinal of abiding citizens but additionally frets about an unraveling of acceptable ancestors ties.Furuya's 79-year-old daughter, whose name was not disclosed, told admiral she was not acquainted of her mother's allotment at that abode and said she anticipation her mother was aloof alfresco Tokyo with her adolescent brother, with whom she has absent touch. But that abode angry out to be a abandoned lot.