[LMB] Plot musing on topic

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Feb 13 00:30:55 GMT 2020

On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:38:39 -0600, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

>You know, a question occurs to me.  The Japanese were always a very cleanly
>people; it helped that they had abundant hot springs, and lots of water in
>general to bathe in.
>What was the rate of death in childbirth or infancy in Tokugawa Japan, and
>did it compare favorably with the contemporary West?  The Japanese kept
>good records, and I bet someone who could read Japanese could go looking
>and find this out.

Related to this (and topical): I wonder what the effect is of the
apparent preference for e.g. bowing rather than shaking hands etc?
Don't assume that someone is "broken",  just because they behave in ways
you don't like or don't understand.      - Miche

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