But that's not what I want to talk about. Instead, I want to take this opportunity to remind people how to spell his last name:
TAKEI. (Rhymes with "gay". How's that for a mnemonic?)
Not "Takai", and not rhyming with "eye". I think some people might have gotten confused because "ei" is pronounced like "eye" in German, and hence also in some English words. But in Japanese words written in Romaji, "ei" sounds like "ay" as in "gay" or "day" or "Edna St. Vincent Millay". Think of the word "sensei".