Wiki says his father was half Japanese.
And he’s 7 foot 1 inch tall.
The other 75% of his gene pool must have been awesome for height.
I worked with a lot of Japanese nationals at one point, and figured at 5-7, I’d be a “power forward” in Japan, LOL.
” I worked with a lot of Japanese nationals at one point, and figured at 5-7, Id be a power forward in Japan “
You are talking the old days I assume ...Average height of 20 something US men is around 5 foot 9 today . Japanese just a shade under 2 inches shorter on average .
I have to wonder what part of that is due to nutrition. Food in Japan is extremely expensive, because of protectionist measures that are part political and part national security related. For instance, beef is $10 a pound, apples are $2.49 each and *rice* is $1.50 a lb (compared to rice prices that average $0.50 a lb stateside).