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The ABO Center of Japan is
preparing to hold the Second (international!?) Symposium in Tokyo this winter.
I hope it removes many misunderstandings of blood type and personality.
Speakers of the First Symposium:
Dr. Koichiro Fujita, Doctor of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
Dr. Tadao Saito, Doctor of Agriculture, Tohoku University.
Dr. Takahiro Haida, Doctor of Medicine, Tokai University.
URL of NPO Human Science ABO Center: http://www.human-abo.org/Global_abo/top.html or http://www.human-abo.org/top.html (Japanese)
Sorry, this information is not available on its website so far. Watch carefully!
August 6, 2012
July 31, 2012
It was Mr. Masahiko NOMI, a journalist hometown, that made
the present Japanese blood-type boom. His first blood-type book, "Ketsueki-gata de
wakaru aisho" (Understanding affinity by blood type) became the best seller in 1971.
He wrote more than ten books and these became the best sellers or long sellers. After his
death in 1981, his son, Mr. Toshitaka NOMI took over. He is now sponsoring
"Ketsueki-gata Ningen-gaku Kenkyusho" -- Institute of Blood Type Humanics.
he statistical relations between blood type and personality are testified by many Korean psychological surveys, as well as Japanese ones by 2009.
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's books, "Eat / Live Right 4 Your Type" which details the link between ABO blood type and individualized diets, became one of the best sellers in the U. S. A. He opened his website: www.dadamo.com. Japanese editions are available now. These books was introduced by several major private TV stations in Japan.
The Enigma of Blood type (2008)
|Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's book
(Japanese Edition, 2004)
|von Jörg Eikmann
Was die Blutgruppe verrät (2002)
Les Temperaments Psychobiologiques (1961)
Mr. Masahiko and Toshitaka NOMI write more than 65 books and more than 6 million copies are sold in Japan. These books are translated into English, Chinese, Korean and Thai.
Mr. Masahiko NOMI's most important book: "Ketsueki-gata ningen-gaku" -- Blood type humanics.
According to the recent surveys, more than 70 percents of Japanese people think there are relation between blood type and personality.
Four major Japanese private TV stations (out of five) in Tokyo broadcasted blood-type programs in 1997 and all five in 2004. Also in Korea, the movie "My boyfriend is type-B" was released and gathered 1.7m audience in 2005 (Japanese film available). And major Korean private TV station in Seoul (SBS) broadcasted a blood-type program "SBS Special" in 2006.
Japanese pedagogy and psychology professor Takeji FURUKAWA studied relation between blood type and character in 1927.
Not only Japanese but English and French psychologists studied relation between blood type and personality. Reymond B. Cattell in 1980 and Léone Bourdel in 1960.
The statistical relations between blood type and personality are testified by many Korean psychological surveys, as well as Japanese ones by 2009.
First season: As for relation between blood type and personality,
results differs by questionnaires. Therefore, it continued to bother researchers. Now, I
may have testified the consistent relation, if my reasoning is correct. But I'm not Holmes
Please judge whether I am collect or not. Take it easy and enjoy my reasoning! It is you that is Sherlock Holmes!
Second season: In the second season, I try to solve the remaining mysteries: 1. Are detected personalities are real or imaginary? Why psychological personality test cannot detect the differences by blood type? This time, you are Ellery Queen!
Appendix: Any scientific grounds? Dr. T. Abo: polymorph and lymphocytes / Experiment of brain waves
Also Four Keys to Unravel the Mystery & HLA and Personality Traits
Fantastic! Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo had published a really epoch-making book. With this book, the blood-type-and-personality dispute have been almost settled… Also type A behavior patterns of CHD.
Finally I obtained the papers of Mr. Matsui (Prof. of
Sacred Heart Women's University). They are really fantastic! The data showed consistent
results "as expected". Wow!!
However, Mr. Matsui thinks there is no relaiontion between blood types and personality. Please enjoy reading! Click Here!
As far as I know, Prof. Sakamoto's papers analyized the largest number of samples: more than 30,000 people using the random sampling method. Of course, they showed the clear difference between blood types. But Mr. Sakamoto said "blood-typical stereotypes" caused the difference, not blood types themselves. So he think there is no relaiontion between blood types and personality. However... Click Here!
Ms. Yoriko Watanabe's paper is very epoch-making. In
short, knowledge of blood type and personality ("blood type stereotypes")
doesn't influence his/her answers of personality questionnaire. So, the difference is
"real" not "blood type stereotypes".
Also wonderful differences appear unless one does not use psychological personality tests. Click Here!
Reading Prof. Matsui's paper and Prof. Samamoto's paper, I think principal component analysis or discriminant function is suited for analyzing the data. But I found no such papers -- even now. Why? So I'm going to try! Click Here!
There seems to be some interesting and new findings. Click Here!
Professor Ohmura who is famous honorary professor of Nihon University, once said the he got consistent results using Cloninger's Personality Dimensions. Though the results was televised twice in 2004, no articles shown -- till now. Why? Click Here!
Here is an ABO diet by Toshitaka Nomi (Type A) and Shoko Hamada (Type B)
About "From U.S.A."
An e-mail from U. S. A. completely changed my home page. This is very exciting for me. Click here!
Raymond B. Cattell's Study
Famous psychologist, Raymond B. Cattell's study shows the clear relation of blood types to personality traits. Click here!
Results of The ABO System
Excerpts from "The relation of blood types to primary and secondary personality traits." The Mankind Quarterly, pp35-51, Vol. 21, 1980.
A sample of 323 Caucasian Australians was chracterized with respect to 17 genetic systems (7 blood groups, 5 crythrocyte enzymes and 5 plasma proteins) and 21 psychological variables (16 primary and 5 secondary personality factors). The mean age corrected psychological scores were determined for each phenotype and comparisons within systems yielded 13 significant differences a to .05 level and 11 at .01 level. The most conclusive finding occurred in the P system: the four primaries producing differences a to .01 level (C, H, Q3, and Q4) are those entering into the second order anxiety factor QII, which yielded the greatest difference observed in the study (p<.001).
Donald A. Swan's Study
Donald A. Swan's study shows the clear relation of blood types to personality. Click here!
Excerpts from The relationship between ABO blood type and factor of personality among south Mississippi 'Anglo-Saxon' school children" The Mankind Quarterly, pp.205-258, Vol. 20, 1980.
V. V. Jogawar's Study
V. V. Jogawar's study shows the clear relation of blood types to personality. Click here!
Excerpts from "Personality correlates of human blood groups." Personality and Individual Differences, pp. 215-216, Vol.4, No.2 ,1983.
Articles of Nature Magazine 1983-1984
Excerpts from the following two articles that caused great sensation in the world. They are taken up frequently by both denial debaters and affirmative ones. The first articles in 1983 and five objections to it in commentary in 1984 with the objection from Beardmore. Click here!
- Beardmore, J. A. & Karimi-Booshehri, F. ABO genes are differentially distributed in socio-econimic groups in England. Nature, 303, pp. 522-524, 1983
- Beardmore, J. A. & Karimi-Booshehri, F. Blood group and socio-economic class. (Commentary) Nature, 309, pp. 395-399, 1984
Study in Taiwan (March 18, 2007)
To my surprise, I find a blood type study in Taiwan!
Dr. Wu, the author, is a professor of medical college in Takao prefecture, Taiwan.
NEO - PI - R test itself cannot detect the differences of blood type -- maybe. Click here!
Information from Korea (June 20, 2008)
The latest study done by Young Woo Sohn,
Yonsei University Professor (psychology), is really epoch making!
<Seoul, Yonhap News Agency> As a result of putting many blood-type personality studies together, type O is tend to be extravert, while type is A introvert. In most studies, type A is logical and emotionally stable, but type B -- in comparison with other blood types -- is sensitive. Click here!
Scientific American's guest blog on Feb. 15, 2011 (July 31, 2012)
This article concluded a negative
But, this is NOT correct -- at least statistically.
According to the writer "preexisting blood type belief" now penetrated into all around Taiwan and South Korea as well as Japan (Japanese found 75 percent believed in ketsueki-gata).
Therefore ALL studies in these three countries MUST show significant statistical relationships between personality and blood type, and they really do. Because these studies are based on "self-reported" personality. Click here!
The author of the book "Eat / Live Right for Your Type" which details the link between ABO blood type and individualized diets. Home blood test kit available!
Puget Sound Blood Center
More knowledge of blood is available here!
NPO Human Science ABO Center -- English [currently N/A] & Indonesia available (July 31, 2012)
Late Mr. Nome established the non-profit organization to promote ABO human sciences by holding lectures, seminars etc. Mailing list and BBS are available (in Japanese)
THE BLOOD GROUP MAY SAVE THE HUMAN RACE (March 18, 2007)
A friend of mine started his website. Blood type lists of many people (including non-Japanese people) is available.
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