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Japanese Pop Culture in Blood Fued

December 5, 2008

Apparently, Eugenics has gone out of fashion like last year’s kogaru shoes, and the new hotness is using blood type to determine whether or not you are a genetically predisposed loser. There are a new flourish of books that could be thought of as sort of the opposite of “self help”.

From the Telegraph UK:

From how to snare a prospective lover to the best way to secure a promotion at work, for a growing number of Japanese, the answer to every problem lies in an unlikely source: blood type.

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Matchmaking services, employment opportunities and beauty products are among a raft of aspects of modern day Japanese life that subscribe to the blood typology theory.

TYPE A – Patient, uptight, sensitive, responsible, cautious.

Famous examples: Adolf Hitler, Britney Spears, Ringo Starr

TYPE B – Individual, unconventional, optimistic, unpredictable, creative, strong

Famous examples: Paul McCartney, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Di Caprio

TYPE O – Trendsetting, passionate, vain, self-confident, loyal.

Famous examples: The Queen, John Lennon, Liam Gallagher

TYPE AB – Sociable, popular, calm, rational, critical, indecisive

Famous examples: Marilyn Monroe, John F Kennedy, Mick Jagger

So, Type A’s are, well, Type A’s! Hitler- So sensitive and patient! Britney – So responsible! Me – So much like Liam Gallagher!

I hope you will join me in abandoning horoscopes both Western and Eastern in favor of the new science of body humours. I hope the leeches can suck some of that vanity out of me.

Here’s another, slightly different Who’s Who of blood types, from the hilarious Japanisdoomed (Click to read):

From Japanisdoomed

From Japanisdoomed

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 25, 2009 1:27 PM

    Hey! Thanks for the link and positive feedback 🙂

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