“Why does Japan care so much about Blood Types?”
“In 2011, ex-Minister Ryu Matsumoto, famously conducted himself in an unprofessional way that led to his resignation. He blamed the rude behavior and abrasive remarks he made towards two governors on the fact
that he was blood type B. That same year, an issue of Asahi Newspaper talked about how some new graduates were worried that they were being
discriminated against during hiring processes for being blood type B.”
“In 1910, German scientists Ludwig Hirszfeld and Emil von Dungern demonstrated that bloodtype is an inherited trait, which was recognized as a huge milestone for human genetics. Around this time, it was found that Japan had twice as many blood blood type B people as did Europeans.”
“Asians with their higher percentage of blood type B people are inferior.”
“Other researchers including Ludwig Hirszfeld had also made negative comments about blood type B people.”
“he came up with these traits for each blood type:
Then, In 1931 Furukawa published a sensational article in the famous economics magazine jitsugyounonihon titled: “Astonishing new discovery—you can understand career and marriage compatibility through blood type.
Public interest in the topic remained for a while, but eventually fizzled out.”
“Then, about 40 years later, interest in blood type boomed again thanks to journalist Nomi Masahiko’s book “Blood Type Anthropology,” with the subtext: “Become happy by analyzing your personality.”
In the book he pointed out that a majority of the post war Japanese prime ministers were blood type O and that many successful baseball players from Japan and Korea were blood type O or type B.”
“After looking at 1374 people involved in car accidents across 3 months, they found that those with blood type O were significantly more likely to be involved in an accident and blood type A people were less likely to be in an accident. Blood type O people made up 5% more than expect of the accidents, and blood type A people made up 4% less than expected.
Initially, this data might seem pretty convincing. But several years later, in 1995, the story was flipped.”
“Type O’s were exonerated and now type A’s were the bad guys.
3234 accidents in Ibaraki across two months showed that type A people were much more likely to have a car accident and type O people were much less likely to have one. Despite this inconsistency with the 1978 data, conclusions were even made about which blood type is more likely to have what type of accident, as is illustrated in this easy to understand
“Just this year, 2018, Takeda Tomohiro published a book titled: “It’s really amazing! Blood types.
The new truth can be seen from statistics. In the chapter titled “The mystery of No type A sluggers” he points out that all of the top ten Japanese home run batters and top ten batters with the most hits are either type B or O. This might sound like impressive data, “Kore chotto hottokenai data desu ne. But then again, this is looking at only 20 people.
“But… Blood type O’s get most of the perks. They are less likely to get pancreatic cancer, are less likely to get Malaria, are less likely to get diabetes and are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline in old age.
Type O’s can thank lower levels of von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting agent for their protection against heart disease and cognitive decline, but this also means they are more likely to die from severe trauma.
You may have heard of the book “Eat right for your type””
“- if someone is often told from a young age that they must be the unique and artistic type because they are blood type AB, then they might start to view themselves as unique and artistic.
Or, if you have a giant “B” stuck to your shirt, you might act a little more like a type B person. But then again, Maybe the type A blood in me is making me overly skeptical. While it’s hard to actually make use of this information about blood type, hopefully this was a decent exercise in critical thinking.”
Awang Budiman: vor 1 Jahr: Japan is so advanced that even their racism is on another level.
Tsuna Takahiro: vor 11 Monaten: Now.. I’m moving to Japan to make a blood type cult.
Siim Land: vor 1 Jahr: I can see a hint of a self-fulfilling prophecy amongst people who expect to behave according to their blood type.
Sky Guy: vor 1 Jahr: I identify as blood type Z. Do not assume my blood type. I am unique.