106-year-old Japanese academic gets Best Dresser award


Posted at Nov 29 2012 10:31 AM | Updated as of Dec 02 2012 09:41 PM

TOKYO, Japan - A 106-year-old academic who has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest person to have traveled around the world using public transportation received Wednesday a special "Best Dresser" award.

Saburo Shochi, an educator and professor emeritus at Fukuoka University of Education, received the honor at a ceremony for the 41st Best Dresser Award held in Tokyo.

"The key to fashion is to change your clothes every day," Shochi, who showed up in a yellow suit, said cheerfully, to big laughter.

"Humans start to age from the day they stop caring about being fashionable. There are many (examples like that) when I look around," Shochi said.