By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

November 18, 2020

The Japanese have the safest in-person greeting mode in the world in their custom of bowing. It is perfect for preventing the physical contact spread of the Covid-19 virus since bowing requires a certain amount of physical distance.

However, many of the idiotic copycats in Japanese society have decided to mimic foreigners by using fist and elbow matching, which no matter how you look at it, are far more likely to spread the disease than bowing. Why adopt something worse when you already have something better?

It’s time for the Japanese to realize that many of the customs that they already possess are far superior for disease prevention than those of other countries. Bathing daily, eating quietly, maintaining Japanese speaking distances and many other innate customs the Japanese follow go a long way in stopping the spread of infectious pathogens.

The Japanese should look at the customs they already have and re-evaluate them before blindly replacing them with inferior foreign substitutes. In most cases, they’ll find that what they already have is much better than what they want to copy from abroad.

外国かぶれ:拳・肘挨拶

日本人は立礼習慣に世界一の安全な挨拶方法をもっている。距離が必要なので新型コロナウイルスの感染防止に最適だ。

しかし、何人かが外国習慣を真似したいようで、拳・肘合わせの接触方法の挨拶を使っている。外国かぶれのいいところ、危ない方法だ!その習慣はお辞儀よりも感染の可能性が遥かに高い。既に良いものをもっている時にはなぜより悪いものを利用するか?

日本文化には数多くの優れた感染防止の習慣がある。毎日の風呂、静かに速く食べる、話すときに相手からある程度離れる等々は全部感染防止には有効な習慣だ。

外国人が考えず真似しないで、自分のもっている元々の習慣を先に再度調べ直せば、殆どの場合には日本の習慣がより良いだと解る!

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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