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Why are Japanese short?

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2010-07-13 11:58:50

It's entirely genetic, they have evolved a shorter body over

100,000s years.

I don't really know exactly why this has occurred, but my

educated guess would be that the majority of Japanese people and

their genetic make up tends to fall under the Mongoloid Huxley


These people tended to inhabit the area in and around Tibet,

north through to Mongolia before moving eastwards towards


With inhabiting such mountainous, high elevations over a

prolonged period of time, their bodies have naturally evolved a

shorter length as oxygen demand is much higher since the air

pressure is much lower, therefore a smaller body means that

oxygenated blood travels much shorter distance throughout the


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