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  • A and Caucasian (=white, European-type)

    59 16.03%
  • AB and Caucasian

    17 4.62%
  • B and Caucasian

    21 5.71%
  • O and Caucasian

    82 22.28%
  • A and Mongoloid (= East Asian or native American type)

    19 5.16%
  • AB and Mongoloid

    6 1.63%
  • B and Mongoloid

    10 2.72%
  • O and Mongoloid

    27 7.34%
  • A and Negroid (= black, African type)

    2 0.54%
  • AB and Negroid

    1 0.27%
  • B and Negroid

    2 0.54%
  • O and Negroid

    6 1.63%
  • A other ethnic type (Semitic, Indian, mixed ethnies, etc.)

    9 2.45%
  • AB other ethnic type

    5 1.36%
  • B other ethnic type

    5 1.36%
  • O other ethnic type

    26 7.07%
  • Don't know

    71 19.29%
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    Heart What's your blood group ?

    This is a typical question asked by Japanese. One's blood group in Japan is like a bit like their zodiac sign, it (is supposed to) tell about the person's character.

    I won't hide that I am skeptical about this, especially when one knows that about 50% of Japanese are "A" and 50% of Western European (and descendant in America, Oceania...) are "O", but that one can hardly say that all these people have the same, or even a similar personality.

    Oddly enough, rhesus doesn't seem very important to Japanese. Most don't even know what it is. I've known since my childhood that I was O+, not O-. That's very important for blood compatibility, as O+ are universal donors, but O- have the hardest time of all blood groups to find a compatible type.

    So, what's you blood group ?

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    This has also been another curiosity of mine. I have never seen someone so interested in blood type before than my husband was/is. I'm A+, and my husband is B+. I also found that he didn't know much about negative and positive and who was universal donor and all that stuff. He just knew about which blood type was right for what blood type and that kind of thing and what type person A supposedly or what type person B was or O, etc. Just more superstitious stuff that goes over my head...
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    O+
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    O+

    How powerfull is the donor-mafia in Japan? I wouldn't post here if you have a rare blood-type...

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    Vampire's Delight!

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    Why does anyone really need to know though? Hospitals keep these records and will double check and triple check before any blood transfusion is ever done.

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    It's not for medical reasons that they want to know. It's because, as stated in the first post, it is said to determine one's personality. From what I recall, A's are supposed to be the kind that are overly stressed out from being perfectionistic and driven, B's are supposed to be intellectual (I think, it's been a while), and O's can probably best be described by citing Eikichi Onizuka from GTO as an example.

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    Originally posted by Kaji
    It's not for medical reasons that they want to know. It's because, as stated in the first post, it is said to determine one's personality. From what I recall, A's are supposed to be the kind that are overly stressed out from being perfectionistic and driven, B's are supposed to be intellectual (I think, it's been a while), and O's can probably best be described by citing Eikichi Onizuka from GTO as an example.
    Yeah, I realized that... guess I should have reworded to include medical reasons. Japan has some cute morning thing where these stupid animals climb up a vine and gives you your horoscope or whatever you want to call it of the day. As I don't know my horoscope, I couldn't play!

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    My favorite part of the blood type thing in Japan (zodiac-wise) is that it is based on Nazi genetics (so I hear, correct me if I am wrong), the same school of thought that classified people by the shape of their skull. While this blood thing is used for a much less evil purpose in Japan, I always answer "perfect" when asked my blood type.
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    What the heck is a Mongoloid ? O_o

    Negroid sounds pretty racist as well ! o_O

    I dunno what blood type i am ~ and i cant seem to find a group i fit into up there either O_o
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    mongoliod its the scientific name for the asian races, it stems from "mongol" others use the term oriental to define the asian peoples.
    negroid, comming from negro, which means black, is the term for people of african descent.
    caucasian originates from the causcus mountains.

    while most scientist will argue that all peope fit into one of the 3 catergories, some say there is a 4th race the "australiod" for the aborriginal peopes of australia and surrounding areas. all other races and country types are sub-groups of the 3 main ones. eg japanese, korean and chinese are mongoliods/orientals. russian, canadian and german are caucasian etc. the ones who wouldnt fit into a particular space would be the mix people, or happas. which i think is alot of central and south america, where the most of the people now are a mix of the original natives (oriental) and the incomming caucasians from spain and the rest of europe.

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    wow, i'm the only asian one who voted so far. A+
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    that did sound pretty rascist though i dunno anywho i think (pretty sure) im AB

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    don't know

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    Originally posted by jeisan
    mongoliod its the scientific name for the asian races, it stems from "mongol" others use the term oriental to define the asian peoples.


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    But the thing is ~ that i would never consider myself as coming from the Mongolian bloodline ~

    I dont really like the terms used in any kind of ethnic group chart ~

    In UK i'm considered as Oriental
    In the rest of the world i would probably be Asian
    And apparently now i'm Mongol O_o

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    When I think of Mongoloid, I think of physical features mainly. I'm not thinking Mongolian bloodline. However, I could see how some people would not like to be referred to as Mongoloid. Some people in the US would also highly take offense to being called Oriental.

    Ah, political correctness...

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    *shrug* oriental just means eastern or countries in the east. i guess you could call westerners "occidental" which means western etc. i personaly think mongoliod carries a negitive connotation.

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    Originally posted by Kaji
    It's not for medical reasons that they want to know. It's because, as stated in the first post, it is said to determine one's personality. From what I recall, A's are supposed to be the kind that are overly stressed out from being perfectionistic and driven, B's are supposed to be intellectual (I think, it's been a while), and O's can probably best be described by citing Eikichi Onizuka from GTO as an example.
    That looks pretty close, actually. Here's a link that explains all. I don't know what type I am in reality (should be on a birth certificate?), but if there is anything to this at all it should come out B.....


    http://allsands.com/Health/bloodpersonali_bhy_gn.htm

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    Let's see if i my hours of watching Discovery Channel are of any use here...

    The term Mongloid comes from the fact that the oldest Asian-like skull that's ever found, was found in Mongolia. So it's considered that all Asian races originate from the Mongolian area.

    At least i think it went like that... Could be wrong though.

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    Well I guess my blood is a bit confused ... I am AB+ and Mongoloid as my mother is full blooded Japanese

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    Yeah, its weird! my Japanese friend Ako was like "your O type!" and told me loads of things about it, i was like ok, thats 'omoshiroi, ne!'
    Good to have an explanation!
    but speaking of blood type, in the UK Im a nice person I donate blood to hospitals, maybe once every few months, but now they wont stop sending me letters and bothering me on the phone! They're vampires!

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    Originally posted by Gaki
    But the thing is ~ that i would never consider myself as coming from the Mongolian bloodline ~

    I dont really like the terms used in any kind of ethnic group chart

    In UK i'm considered as Oriental
    In the rest of the world i would probably be Asian
    And apparently now i'm Mongol O_o
    Mongolian is not the same as Mongoloid. Mongoloid people include the much larger group of all Eastern Asian (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Burmese, Malay, Indonesian, Filipino, etc.) and Amerindian (=native Americans) + some central Asians.

    Caucasian include European (and descendents) + Iranians, Armenians, etc. Technically, it should also include some fairer Indians/Pakistani/Bangladeshi, who are from Caucasian (Aryan) origin as well. But as most are mixed with the original dark-skinned Dravidan inhabitants (+ other ethnies), it's now difficult to say what ethny Indian are. I guess Semitic (Arabic, Jewish) people are also considered as Caucasian, but not sure.

    Negroid isn't racist. It's the scientific term for the African ethnic type, and comes from the Latin for "black".

    For everybody, don't forget that if you have mixed origin among these 3 groups, your are in "other". Half Japanese, half European for instance.

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    <----- all mixed up see cant even type what I am thinking :P

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    O+

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    O+ Asian. But I've been told I may be related to the Monarch during the Qing Dynasty; I may have royal blood.

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