The material you quoted is outdated and included incorrect dates and controversial hypotheses still awaiting verification; some are obviously incorrect or doubtful ones. Also note that your reference to 'the most accepted theory' referred only toEisuke said:
sources used for update:Wikipedia said:Origins of the Japanese people
There is archeological evidence of stone age people living in Japan from 33,000-21,000 years ago in the paleolithic period. At this time Japan was connected to Asia by land bridges, and nomadic hunter-gatherers crossed over from the continent. They left flint tools, but no evidence of permanent settlements. The most accepted theory is that modern Japanese are principally descended from the Jomon, a paleo-Asiatic people, and the Yayoi, a neo-Asiatic people, with cultural influences from Imna, Gaya, Baekje, and Shilla Korea and later from Sui-Tang China.
Pottery was first used by the Jomon people in the 11th millennium BC. Their name Jomon ﾃ｣ﾅ?窶禿､, which means "cord-impressed pattern", comes from the characteristic markings found on Jomon pottery. The Jomon people were Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, though at least one late Jomon site ca. 1200-1000 BC had rice agriculture (Minami misote 窶愿ｬﾂ溝ﾅｽﾃｨ site).
Yayoi / Kofun Period
In around 400-300 BC the Yayoi began to displace the Jomon. The Yayoi people were a bronze-age people and they introduced metalworking and rice cultivation to Japan. Although it is widely assumed that the language and culture of the Yayoi must have seved as the basis for modern Japanese and religion, there is no direct evidence to prove this assumption.
Genetics and Biology
Skeletons of Jomon and Yayoi people have been examined and detailed DNA studies have been made in recent years. Most Jomon and Yayoi skeletons are readily distinguishable. The Jomon people were shorter, with relatively longer forearms and lower legs, more wide-set eyes, shorter and wider faces, and much more pronounced facial topography, with strikingly raised browridges, noses, and nose bridges, while the Yayoi people averaged an inch or two taller, with close-set eyes, high and narrow faces, and flat browridges and noses. (Diamond 1998)
Studies of teeth show two distinct patterns — Sundadonty and Sinodonty. The former represents Southeast Asians, Micronesians, and Polynesians and the latter Koreans and Manchus. The former is preeminent among pure-blood Ainu and Okinawans. The teeth evidence supports the thesis that "ancient demic diffusion commencing with the Yayoi era at about 300 B.C. when an immigrant population from continental Asia entered the archipelago in north Kyushu and expanded eastward, assimilating the aboriginal inhabitants". (Riley 2002)
Please define this idea more clearly. What evidence do you have that proves that the Yayoi were direct descendants of early Gobi residents ? What do you know of early Gobi culture in terms of anthropology, paleobiology, climate studies, linguistics, and archeology general ? What probability are you suggesting ? 90%, 75%, 67%, 50%, 33%, 20%, 17%, 14%, 13%, 11%, 10%, 9%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%, 1%, or below 1% ? Please define your idea more clearly.eisuke said:The Yayoi were probably descendants of people living in what is now the Gobi desert.
What kind of genetic data was studied, and what was the method of collecting data, and the interpretation of collected data ? What was the sample size ? What statistical analysis was employed ? How was the statistics interpreted and represented ? What internationally recognized journal carried the article, and what kind of scholarly peer reviews did it receive in general ?eisuke said:Genetics data suspects, Buryat share the common ancestors (with modern Japanese).
Please define your idea in a general setting of paleoclimatology. What standard references adopt this model you are quoting ?eisuke said:Displaced by the desertification of their land they spread east.
We know nothing about Yayoi language. How can you employ an undefined idea to define another ?eisuke said:it is possible that the Yayoi language eventually developed into modern Japanese.
Please define Yayoi beliefs, and your model of development from the Yayoi beliefs to modern shintoism in detail.eisuke said:The Shinto religion also probably developed from Yayoi beliefs.
Looking for solid studies that have been published in reliable journals, and thoroughly and objectively reviewed by scholars of good standing could be a start. That's why claims by scholars with strong nationalist tendencies are best avoided when our aim is to achieve an ojbective understanding.eisuke said:I don't think one person knows the correct story unless he can back it up with links to acknowledged evidence from other professors and experts on that field.
The author of the article was mistyped: should have been Prof. Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor of Korean Studies Emeritus, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA.lexico said:note: My reasoning of 'unrelenting, sporadic migration/invasion resulting in social turmoil and the loss of historical records/writing' is not my own idea but that of Gary Ledyard in his article entitled (Sorry I forgot; I'll try to find it and suppy it if I can.) He analyzes the Germanic invasion of Britannia and blames that for the loss of hostorical memory during that period. He then applies the Brithish model to the Korean peninsula in the Sanguo Wei-Jin Nanbeichao period ﾅｽOﾅ｡ﾂ?ﾃｩﾂｰﾂ敕ｧ窶愿ｬ窶徒窶卍ｩﾅｽﾅｾ窶佚｣. Here I applied basically the same idea to Japan during the same period but extending it into Sui-Tang period ﾃｧﾂｬ窶懌? down to the inauguration of Nippon 窶愿ｺ窶怒 in 712-720.
celtician said:The Japanese shouldn't despise the Koreans simmply because their own emperor is in fact a Korean.
well, there's some truth to the claim. Emperor Akihito acknoledged that he has korean blood in him.ricecake said:WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TAKING ABOUT ???
Koreans' phony claim of Japanese emperor was " Korean " when THERE WAS NO kingdom named Korea of that time period.
Japanese race is MADE-UP of several peoples from Asia continent plus Pacific Islanders NOT KOREAN SETTLERS as Koreans fictitious claimed.
korean_turtle87 said:well, there's some truth to the claim. Emperor Akihito acknoledged that he has korean blood in him.
He is a serious question for you people to answer.
Why is it that korean people don't like japanese people and the other way around?
I should think their will be a link with the the 2nd world war.
How Manga Reflect Resurgent Japanese Chauvinism
"Postwar Japanese comics have been through several stages -- fear of war, nihilism and otaku-like obsession. Now, they directly analyze the war and even support imperialism." So says Prof. Park Soon-ae at the department of Japanese Language and Literature at Honam University. Prof. Park's paper about how manga deal with war, was published in the latest issue of the biannual magazine Japan Space.
1950s-60s: Fear of war turns into technological aspiration
70s and 80s: Post-ideology, nihilism and otaku
After the 1990s: Re-emergence of ideology and imperialism