111-year-old from Japan named world's oldest man

An 111-year-old retired teacher from Japan has been officially named the world's oldest living man.

Sakari Momoi has been officially named the oldest man in the world. Credit: PA

Sakari Momoi, who was born on February 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records today.

He succeeds Alexander Imich, of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164 days.

The world's oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka.

Father-of-five Mr Momoi used to work as a high school principal near Tokyo. He now lives in a nursing home.