The world’s oldest person has passed away. Kama Chinen, born on May 10, 1895, died Sunday in Okinawa.

Kama Chinen, World's Oldest Person, 114, Dies In Japan (image from Huffington Post)

Japan, like many parts of the world, is facing and age wave. According to the article:

There were more than 40,000 Japanese over 100 years old when the government released its annual report in September. Over 86 percent of them were women.

By 2050, Japan’s centenarian population is expected to reach nearly 1 million, according to U.N. projections.