Genetic kinship found between Ainu and native Okinawans
The Asahi Shimbun
Geneticists have identified similar inherited traits between the Ainu of Hokkaido and native Okinawans, two peoples whose homelands are geographically poles apart.
Japanese people's freckles may be governed by ancient genes
The Asahi Shimbun
A cosmetic company is investigating whether DNA from ancient peoples may be influencing modern Japanese people's propensity to get freckles and age spots.
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