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This publication demanding situations the traditional view of jap society as being monocultural and homogenous. designated for its historic breadth and interdisciplinary orientation, this learn extends from the prehistoric part to the current. It demanding situations the idea that Japan's monoculture is being challenged in simple terms as a result of internationalism, arguing that cultural variety has continuously existed in Japan. it's a provocative dialogue of id politics round the query of "Japaneseness". The paperback version has a brand new epilogue.

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15 Here there is a strikingly close relationship between the Japanese and the Asiatic populations from China and Malaysia. Variation in the Asiatic samples is not substantial on a world­ wide scale. From the viewpoint of population genetics, East Asians are quite homogeneous. The samples of Polynesians and Micronesians are also clustered with the Asiatic samples. This suggests that although Polynesians and some Micronesians look quite different phenotypically from Asiatic people, they are much more closely related genetically to the Japanese than are the American Mongoloid groups.

16 When we consider that Western Latin voicing at the beginning of the Principate is, in fact, Celtic aspiration (that is, the Latin spoken by the Celts) 17 or that inflection in Romance languages coincides with Celtic 38 ARCHAEOLOGY AND IDENTITY inflection, we are led to adopt a more radical position than that of mere substratum. We are indeed dealing with the existence of Celto­ Latin and Germanic-Celtic bilingualism of populations in Western Europe. 18 Mixed Languages as an Explanatory Option Rick Goulden has shown that when English was placed in a Melanesian context and converted to Tok Pisin and Bislama the features of English were not changed into Tok Pisin and Bislama but these languages assimilated the typological features of that area.

Therefore, in both the geographical and biological senses, Japan is an outpost of the Asian continent and, at the same time, an island group in the Oceanic world. THE JAPANESE AS AN ASIA-PACIFIC POPULATION 29 Notes For the transformation theory, see Suzuki Hisashi, 'Micro-evolutional changes in the Japanese population from the prehistoric age to the present­ day' , Journal of the Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, s. 5, vol. 3, part 4, 1969, pp. 279-308. On the immigration theory, see Kanaseki Takeo, 'Yayoi jidai jin' (People of the Yayoi period) , in Wajima Seiichi (ed.

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