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Japanese Roots notes

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Michael Newton

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Reading: Japanese Roots Notes  Evidence is conflicting; 4 different theories; culturally and biologically homogeneous (except for Ainu on the island of Hokkaido) o Gradually evolved from ancient Ice Age people who occupied Japan long before 20 000 BC o Descended from horse-riding Asian nomads who passed through Korea to conquer Japan in the fourth century *not Korean o Descended from immigrants from Korea who arrived with rice-paddy agriculture around 400 BC  The above three, mixed to form modern Japanese  Chronicles invented 13 fictitious emperors to fill the gap between 660 BC (when Ninigi’s great-grandson Jimmu became emperor) and the earliest historically documented Japanese mo
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