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History of Japanese Blood Typing

YOU ARE WHAT YOU BLEED BLOOD TYPING JAPANESE THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE BLOODTYPING 1900: Austrian biologist Karl Landsteiner first identifies blood types. 1916: Japanese doctor Kimata Hara writes a paper on the link between blood types and character. 1927: Takeji Furukawa, publishes "The Study of Temperament Through Blood Type." While the research is not statisti- cally sound, it becomes popular in Japan. 1930: The theory of personality related to blood type is adopted by the militarist government who attempts to breed better soldiers based on blood type. Late 1930s: The fad fades as its lack of scientific evidence becomes apparent. 1970: The trend is revived by journalist Masahiko Nomi who has no medical or scientific background. THE BLOOD TYPING CRAZE More than Daytime TV shows often offer "blood 90% of Japanese people know their blood type. horoscopes." Japanese baseball cards list each of the player's blood type. The Japanese women's softball team used blood type theory to customize each player's training. They won gold at the Olympics in Beijing. Four books about blood types reached Japan's top 10 best seller list in 2008. "Instruction Manual for People with Type B Blood", "Instruction Manual for People with Type A Blood", "Instruction Manual for People with Type O Blood", and "Instruction Manual for People with Type AB Blood". The books sold more than five million copies. Blood type soft drinks are very popular and are purchased mostly by school girls. Type B soda reportedly Increases the "mental stamina" of people who "use a lot of brainpower because they are always Apple-flavored type O Banana-flavored type soda for AB blood types has extra magnesium to reduce soda has multi-vitamins to help "burn energy more efficiently." stress, while lemon- flavored soda for type A blood contains vitamin C curious." and calcium to calm tense nerves. The Japanese purchase almost 2 billion blood type condoms every year. Type A condoms are pink and thin. Type B condoms are ribbed. Type AB condoms are covered with diamond-shaped studs. The condoms are often accompanied with advice on getting along with partners of various blood types. Purchasers of type O condoms are told that woman with AB blood are "a hot love" and adds "the key is how tolerant you can be of her selfishness." THE 4 BLOOD TYPE PERSONALITIES TYPE A // THE FARMER W BEST TRAITS * OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. Conservative, calm, responsible, introverted, reserved, patient, punctual, perfectionist. 40% WORST TRAITS Obsessive, overcautious, sensitive, stubborn, self- conscious, uptight. * OF PEOPLE IN JAPAN 38% HOST COMPATIBLE WITH FAMOUS PEOPLE George H. W. Bush, O.J. Simpson, Britney Spears, Alan Alda, Adolf Hitler, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jet Li, Maki Nomiya, Rick James. A & AB TYPE B // THE HUNTER BEST TRAITS Creative, flexible, impulsive, free-spirited, passionate, loving, optimistic, unpredictable. % OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. 10% * OF PEOPLE IN JAPAN WORST TRAITS Forgetful, irresponsible, self-centered. 22% FAMOUS PEOPLE Jack Nicholson, Akira Kurosawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Selleck, Mia Farrow, Paul McCartney, Leonardo Dicaprio. нOST COMPАTIBLE WITH B& AB TYPE AB // THE HUMANIST BEST TRAITS Cool, rational, highly organized, empathic, X OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. 5% WORST TRAITS Aloof, critical, indecisive, unforgiving. * OF PEOPLE IN JAPAN 10% FAMOUS PEOPLE Mao Zedong, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Thomas Edison, Bob Sapp, Jackie Chan, Ken Kitamura MOST COMPATIBLE WITH O & AB TYPE O // THE WARRIOR BEST TRAITS Outgoing, social, goal-oriented, natural leader. * OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. bitious, passionate, 45% WORST TRAITS Arrogant, vain, insensitive, ruthless, jealous. X OF PEOPLE IN JAPAN 30% FAMOUS PEOPLE Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth, John Lennon, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Gerald Ford, Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Capone, Crystal Kay. MOST COMPATIBLE WITH ALL TYPES BROUGHT TO YOU BY

History of Japanese Blood Typing

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This infographic looks at the history of Japanese blood typing which was first identified by Karl Landsteiner back in 1900. Blood typing research started becoming popular in Japan in 1927 when Takeju ...




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