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I have just turned 70. When I was young, I came across the “Blood Type Humanics” series written by Masahiko Nomi and I arrived at the following idea.

In general everything in this world follows the same evolutionary process -- inception, development and diffusion and finally a stationary state takes place. In this state something new is born. 

This is the cycle of how things change but this cycle ends when a new thing is born. 

Therefore, we need something to link the stationary state and the occurrence of a new thing.

There are four stages in the cycle:
Inception: Breaking new ground
Development: Growth 
Sustentation: Preservation 
Coordination: Linking disparate elements 

The four blood type personalities described by Nomi seem to correspond to the human activities that take place in each of the above four stages. To be specific the correspondence is as follows:  

Inception: Blood type B
Development: Blood type O
Sustentation: Blood type A
Coordination: Blood type AB

When I was 32 or 33, I self-published an essay about blood type humanics. About 70 unsold copies remain in my closet. 

Maybe because I am blood type B, I always pay attention to blood type B celebrities such as Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister of Japan, Kakuei Tanaka, the 40th prime minister who was called Toyotomi Hideyoshi of the modern age, Noboru Takeshita, the 74th prime minister, and Hideki Tojo, statesman, general in the Imperial Japanese Army and the 27th prime minister at the time of the 2nd World War.

Blood type B celebrities in the sporting world include Mao Asada (former competitive figure skater), Michiko Kihara (swimmer), Ichiro Suzuki (baseball outfielder), Hideo Nomo (retired baseball pitcher), and Shigeo Nagashima (former baseball player and manager).

In the entertainment field, I can name Hisaya Morishige (actor), Mitsuko Mori (actress) , Kiyoshi Atsumi (an actor known for his role as Tora-san), Ken Takakura (an actor who often portrayed a stoic character), and Toshiyuki Nishida (an actor recently recovering a serious illness).

Among the younger generation, there is Mana Sakura (a porn star and novelist) and Nana Suzuki (a popular fashion model and TV character).

Among historical figures, Saigo Takamori (1827-1877, a leader in the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate), Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867, a central mover in efforts to overthrow the shogunate), and Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582, a great feudal lord who attempted to unify Japan). Although there is no positive proof that Nobunaga was blood type B many on the Internet claim it to be so. 

Blood type B scientists include Dr. Hideo Itokawa, a pioneer in Japanese rocketry, whose name was given to the near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel Prize-winning researcher known for iPS cell research, and Dr. Koichi Tanaka who developed laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. 

There are also many blood type B artists. For example, the “wandering artist,” Kiyoshi Yamashita, Taro Okamoto, known for his avant-garde paintings and sculpture, and film director Akira Kurosawa.

My impression of blood type B celebrities is that they are “pioneering,” “frank,” “willing to battle to the death,” and when all seems to be going well are susceptible to betrayal and ruin.

You might have heard about “blood type harassment.” These days the idea of blood type personalities has become a sensitive subject. 

In general blood type B seems to have the worst reputation but I believe blood type B people are very positive people.

Because of my disappointment with my first book, it took a long time for me to consider publishing another book. When I turned 70 in the fall, I finally made up my mind to forge ahead. 

Hajime Yamagami

To conclude

When people started living in cities, they faced a public health problem. Occasionally, large portions of a population died from infectious diseases. Since public health has improved in developed countries infectious diseases are no longer such a threat. 

It is quite rare to die from an infectious disease in modern Japan. Each year several thousand people die from traffic accidents, approximately 30,000 commit suicide, and approximately 80,000 go missing.

I think that some traffic accident victims, most suicides, and a large portion of the missing people have mental health issues, which fall under the purview of psychiatrists.

Today people are living all over the globe because they have vanquished enemies of other species. This is the era of intraspecific selection. Intraspecific selection causes mental anguish for people. My image of intraspecific selection is warfare, where people kill each other.

Facing intraspecific selection is a more pressing concern than researching microorganisms or space exploration. Therefore, I believe the issue of mental health has become very important.

When the Cold War ended, I thought that a peaceful era would come. However, people around the world are still fighting each other. One nation even threatened to launch a nuclear missile at the United Sates. 

It is surprising to see people behaving so recklessly now that they are free of restrictions. If such conflicts and wars are related to mental health, we need psychologists or psychiatrists.

In psychology texts, I see terms like “sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic” temperaments or the German psychiatrist Ernest Kretschmer’s typology classification system based on the “asthenic, athletic and pyknic” body types. What in the world are these talking about? Blood type humanics appears much more reasonable than these theories because the criteria used in the theory are very clear.

If one with ambition pursues a career in medicine and chooses psychiatry, he/she will find an infinitely fertile field there. 

People have different personalities according to their blood type. Sometimes people of different blood types can cooperate by utilizing each other’s positive traits. However, sometimes people of different blood types compete with each other and attack each other’s weaknesses to the point of destruction. 

Cooperation or conflict can happen among family members, neighbors, company employees, in one country or between countries. I think all of this due to differences in blood types.

Everyone has a blood type so blood type humanics has a greater influence on society than the Copernican Theory or the Theory of Evolution. We need to learn more about blood types.

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