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Kamada Nakasato-san, 102, welcomed us into her home where she talked with us about her life and offered advice for aging well.Over 75 years ago, Kamada Nakazato, a then young Okinawan woman, wanted to meet the Crown Prince of Japan.   She knew it was against the rules to get close to the Prince, but that didn't stop her.  She waltzed past the crowds, pushed through the Prince's body guards, and shook his hand.
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Okinawa, the island of centenarians
Kamada Nakasato-san, 102, welcomed us into her home where she talked with us about her life and offered advice for aging well.Over 75 years ago, Kamada Nakazato, a then young Okinawan woman, wanted to meet the Crown Prince of Japan.   She knew it was against the rules to get close to the Prince, but that didn't stop her.  She waltzed past the crowds, pushed through the Prince's body guards, and shook his hand.