Jiroemon Kimura is presented with a binder full of birthday messages
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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

19 April 2013 Last updated at 06:56 BST

The world's oldest person has celebrated his 116th birthday.

Jiroemon Kimura, who used to be a postman, was born in western Japan in 1897.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.