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Japanese woman, 90, named world's oldest office manager

Yasuko Tamaki, 90, who has worked for the same company since 1956, was dubbed the world's oldest office manager by Guinness World Records. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
Yasuko Tamaki, 90, who has worked for the same company since 1956, was dubbed the world's oldest office manager by Guinness World Records. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

April 9 (UPI) -- A 90-year-old Japanese woman who has worked for the same company since 1956 earned a Guinness World Record as the world's oldest office manager.

Yasuko Tamaki, who will celebrate her 91st birthday May 15, still works five days a week at Sunco Industries for 7 1/2 hours a day.

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"All I did was doing what I'm expected to do for 90 years, so I don't know what to say! I am truly touched," Takami told Guinness officials upon receiving her certificate.

Takami said achieving such a long tenure at the company came naturally.

"I think it's just an accumulation. I always thought that I was born to be of help to someone. So I want to do things that make chairman, managers and other staff happy. That remains my lifelong goal," she said.

The office manager said she has no plans to retire.

"Once a year ends, then there is another. So I hope to keep on going like that," she said.

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