Blood type 'plays no role' in personality
The Japan News -- Jul 31
A belief widely held in Japan that blood type is linked to personality has no scientific basis, according to a recent statistical analysis conduced by a Kyushu University lecturer. Kengo Nawata, who specializes in social psychology, analyzed survey results encompassing more than 10,000 people from Japan and the United States to draw the conclusion.

Many Japanese people believe that character is determined by blood type-for example, that "people with blood type A are serious" or "type B people are selfish." Observers point out that such a belief has lead to "blood type harassment," in which people face discrimination in job-hunting, personnel issues and other spheres on the basis of blood type. These findings are likely to raises questions about the popular belief.

News source: The Japan News
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