JAPAN: Biggest Mayor

Recently the citizens of Tokyo chose famed swordsman-fencer Hiromichi Nishikubo as their Mayor. Last week he stepped upon a pair of scales to determine whether his now sedentary life has affected his weight. It has not. Mayor Nishikubo still weighs 238 pounds.

Even so he is but a pygmy beside the gigantic sumos (wrestlers) of Japan, men who weigh up to 400 pounds, mountains of fat and muscle who boast that they eat ten times the daily ration of the ordinary Japanese. Anciently sumo (literally "horn power") was a contest of strength...

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