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By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press

Oldest man likes soaking in Japan hot springs, eating sweets

TOKYO — Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years ‚Äî probably longer than most people.

The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days.

Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

TOKYO — Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.

A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing before reporting the collision off Japan’s coast to authorities 50 minutes later.