[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>
wrote:

>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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