Japanese And Blood Types

Japanese People and blood type, Japanese People and bloodMany Japanese people (chiefly females) believe that your blood type is directly tied to your personality and character…. It is so bad that, it is very possible that if you are dating a Japanese girl, and she finds out that you are of a certain blood type, she will break off with you there and then….. Because they are seeking someone of a specific blood type… Now, a little problem is that, a good 98% or more of foreigners, don’t have a clue what their blood type is…. And if you should tell this to a Japanese female, she will be shocked out of her wits… as in ” How can you not know your BLOOD TYPE ???? ” kind of shocked.

blood type determines personalityI said this to a Chinese/American girl who would attend the Tuesday English conversation thing I went to back in Niimi, and she didn’t know that this was embedded in the Japanese mind…But she experienced it right there at the English conversation, because when she said that she didn’t know her blood type, one of the Japanese ladies shouted in disbelief “HONTO!!!” … REALLY!!!!!! So we all laughed and I said ” you see!, I told you” …This is an article I found about the blood type thing:

A person’s blood type is determined by what kind of antigen, a type of protein, is on the surface of the red blood cells. If a person has an A antigen, the blood is type A while a B antigen means type B blood. People with both are type AB, and those with neither are type O. The most common type is O, followed by AB andAB.

There is no solid scientific evidence that blood type is related to character. But that hasn’t stopped the Japanese from believing in it.
Toshitaka Nomi of Japan has written 30 books on blood types. According to his book You Are Your Blood Type, the following are the traits of the four blood types:


People of this blood type are perfectionist, orderly, detail-oriented, industrious, idealistic, soft-spoken and careful.


Positive Negative Suitable Careers
Orderly Picky Accountant
Law-abiding Selfish Librarian
Fastidious Secretive Economist
Soft-spoken Pessimistic Novelist
Fashionable Inflexible Computer Programmer
Reckless when drunk Gossip


People with this blood type are flexible, passionate, creative, unconventional and have excellent concentration.


Positive Negative Suitable Careers
Independent Unpredictable Cook
Flexible Indiscreet Hair dresser
Candid Lazy Military leader
Sensitive Impatient Talk show host
Passionate Overbearing Journalist
Persuassive Golfer


People of this blood type are supposed to be natural leaders, great organizers, diplomatic, rational and imaginative.



Positive Negative Suitable Careers
Rational Unforgiving Bartender
Calculating Playboy Attorney
Honest Easily offended Teacher
Diplomatic Too conservative Sales representative
Organized Nitpicker Social worker
Strong Hard to know Witch



People with this blood type are powerful leaders, goal-oriented, enthusiastic, optimistic and good at business.



Positive Negative Suitable Careers
Healthy Status-seeking Banker
Idealistic Jealous Politician (leader)
Goal-oriented Greedy Gambler
Clear-sighted Unreliable Minister (leader)
Good at sports Obsessive lover Investment broker
Sexy Can’t shut up baseball player


At least 2 persons have suggested to me that I am a TYPE-O …. well, I have no evidence of this so I don’t know… Wikipedia says this blood type business was derived from historical Scientific Racism…Here is another write up about it….

These beliefs even affect politics. One former prime minister considered it important enough to reveal in his official profile that he’s a type A, whilst his opposition rival was type B. Last year a minister, Ryu Matsumoto, was forced to resign after only a week in office, when a bad-tempered encounter with local officials was televised. In his resignation speech he blamed his failings on the fact that he was blood type B.


Contributed by Dave Collymore: Visit his blog at: http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/

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