- Social media users have celebrated two Japanese sisters who were recently certified as the world's oldest living identical twins by Guinness World Records
- Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, aged 107 and 300 days, were presented with the certificate at their different care homes
- According to Guinness World Records, the former titleholders were Japanese twin sisters Kin Narita and Gin Kanie
- Congratulatory messages poured in for the duo from social media users who noted that they would like to know the secret to their longevity of life
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Two Japanese sisters, Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living identical twins at over 107 years and 300 days.
BBC News reports that the sisters, who were born on November 5, 1913, on Shodoshima Island, broke the record set by late Japanese twin sisters Kin Narita and Gin Kanie.
Guinness World Records made the announcement on Monday, September 20, after the duo were recognised as the new titleholders on September 1.
They were bullied in their younger days
Taking a trip down memory lane, the sisters said they were bullied while growing up due to the prejudice against children of multiple births in Japan, AP reports.
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The sisters were busy with their own lives for many years and they rarely met until they clocked the age of 70.
Social media reacts
@bbcnews on Instagram posted photos of the twins and social media users soon flooded the comment section to congratulate the duo.
"May she long live more 118 years."
"God bless them."
"What's their diet for long healthy lives?"
"@ggperry80 @jlonsdale80 You two can beat this!"
"The one on the right looks unimpressed."
"They lived through 2 pandemics.... wow."
World's oldest man dies
Emilio, who was a Puerto Rican native and held the record for the oldest male, died on Thursday, August 12.
His death was confirmed by Guinness World Records through its official website and official social media platforms.
Emilio who was popularly called Don Millo died just four days after his 113th birthday.