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Japan's possibly oldest molds for bronze relics found at Saga ruins

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Serpentinite preceded quartz-porphyry as stone mold in general, said Chuhei Takashima, an archaeologist with expertise in the Yoshinogari ruins, adding that the technology could have directly derived from the Korean Peninsula.

That would be in step with the emperor's statement in 2002 when Japan cohosted the World Cup with South Korea that his ancestors on his mother's side were Korean (naturally the majority of Japanese media avoided reporting this in any overt way, if at all).

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I assume Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture was the seat of the ancient Yamatai kingdom. The catch is why people discarded the area, making it a mere relic today. Was there an oracle to do so?

At any rate, the Yamatai people (the Yayoi clan) began migrating eastward to mainland Japan and southward to the Nansei island group, conquering land already occupied by the aboriginal Jomon people.

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Yamatai descendants to begin returning and confiscating land and homes of present inhabitants ??

There is some precedence .

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GuruMick,

We are talking about prehistoric Japan., not modern-time Japan.

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Let's make it a World Heritage site already.

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Voice of Okinawa...there is still room for black humour even or especially in these dark times.

I as being a little sarcastic

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""I as being a little sarcastic " should read "was "" etc.

I dont mean to sound like Ali G

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When Romanized and indigenous Britons asked valiant Anglo-Saxon tribes to fill in security vacancy resulted from the Roman soldiers' withdrawal from Britain, they consented and came to Britain in hordes, settling in the richest part of British Island, today's England, as if they had been invaders. Is that a black joke a la Ali G?

There are a lot of precedents in history like this, and so the U.S. occupation forces' confiscation of private property to make or expand bases is nothing wrong. And you want to say the U.S. has every right to demand for Futenma's replacement in Henoko in exchange for its return?

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voiceofokinawaToday 03:38 pm JST

There are a lot of precedents in history like this, and so the U.S. occupation forces' confiscation of private property to make or expand bases is nothing wrong. And you want to say the U.S. has every right to demand for Futenma's replacement in Henoko in exchange for its return?

How does this have anything to do with this article?

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Sounds like a great discovery.

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TaiwanIsNotChina,

How does this have anything to do with this article?

Exactly. You cannot justify your current misdemeanor using an ancient, prehistoric event as a precedent, as GuruMick does

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It seems that there are still a certain number of people who want to assume that the imperial family is of Korean descent, but it seems that the details are intentionally left out, so I'll mention it here.

His Majesty the Emperor did indeed say, ''It is written in the Shoku Nihongi that Emperor Kanmu's birth mother was a descendant of King Muryeong of Baekje.''

However, it is not that Emperor Kanmu's birth mother was Korean, but that he had a small amount of Korean immigrant blood.

The Japanese media doesn't make a fuss about things like that.

Also, among the tombs unearthed on the Korean Peninsula, there are none older than those in Japan, only newer ones. In other words, the technology of making kofun was introduced from Japan, not from the Korean Peninsula.

As soon as the Koreans realized that it was newer than the Japanese one, they demolished it and refilled it.

As for magatama, jade magatama have been unearthed in Japan since the Jomon period, but in Korea, the first jade magatama dates back to the 5th or 6th century.

Where did the Japanese come from?

Why did the indigenous Jomon people and the immigrant Yayoi people merge without conflict? (What can be read from genes)

There are still many mysteries.

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Agent_Neo Today 01:01 am JST

I must admit, honorable writer, to some confusion over something I had read years ago, that I was able to find again, and I would be pleased if you could assist. The passage is as follows:

At the opening of the ninth century was a time when Chinese culture was gaining great influence in Japan . The mother of the Emperor Kammu was descended from a certain royal family of Kudara ( i.e., Pékché ) , and the two celebrated Japanese Buddhist monks Dengyo Daishi (Saicho), Kobo Daishi (Kukai) , and others were more or less affected by Chinese thought and civilization after visiting China. The Emperor Kammu in A.D. 785 and 787 gave orders that worship be paid to a heavenly god, or rather Heaven Itself, at Katano in Kawachi Province , which Chinese religious custom is entirely alien to the original Shinto cult of old Japan ( The Shoku Nihongi , Vol . XXXVIII , Vol . XXXIX . The Kokushi Taikei , Japanese edition , Vol . II , pp . 720 , 735 ) . There was another trend of thought, however , running counter to the spirit of the times which blindly accepted Chinese civilization then overpowering the country with irrestible force. Nationalism versus foreign influence! Conservatism versus liberalism! So, according to the Nihonkoki, an historical book compiled under Government auspices, an Imperial Edict was issued in A.D. 809, which forbade the circulation of a suprious work, written from the standpoint of the Chinese and Korean immigrants, entitled Wakan - Sorekitei - Fuzu or the Book on the Genealogies of All the Sovereigns Both at Home and Abroad , it being injurious to social order in Japan, because it falsely asserts that the royal families of China and Korea as well as the Japanese are all sprung from one and the same God, Ame-no-Minakanushi-no-Kami, one of the greatest deities worshipped by the ancient Japanese, and thus blasphemes the highest heavenly ancestoral God of the Imperial family of Japan (Vide the Nihon-koki , Vol . XVII . The Kokushi Taiki, Japanese edition, Vol. III, p.95).

Imbe-No-Hironari’s Kogoshui or Gleanings From Ancient Stories; Translated and Annotated By Dr. Genchi Kato, Assistant Professor of the Imperial University of Tokyo, and Dr. Hikoshiro Hoshino, Professor of the Hosei College in Tokyo. Sanseido , 1924, The Meiz Japan Society. Pages 9-10. [Spelling in original].

Thank you, in advance, for your time and attention to my inquiry. Be well.

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