The world's oldest man has died in Japan at the age of 113.
Masazo Nonaka's family said he died peacefully in his sleep at his home, a hot springs hotel on the northern main island of Hokkaido.
“We feel shocked at the loss of this big figure. He was as usual yesterday and passed away without causing our family any fuss at all,” said his granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka.
Mr Nonaka was certified as the world's oldest living man last year at the age of 112 years and 259 days.
Born on 25 July 1905, shortly before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, he went on to outlive all seven of his siblings, his wife, and three of his five children.
His favourite pastime was soaking in the hot springs at the hotel his family has run for four generations in the town of Ashoro.
After growing up in a large family, Mr Nonaka eventually took over the running of the traditional hot springs hotel – known as onsen ryokan in Japan – from his parents.
The hotel, which has also stood the test of time and is 106 years old, is currently being run by his granddaughter.