The Price of Nihonjinron

Nihonjinron, for those unfamiliar with the term, is an exclusionary school of thought in Japan, which places huge emphasis of the uniqueness  and superiority of the Japanese Japanese way of life over Western culture.

One manifestation of this fallacy revolves around diet and the eschewing of consuming dairy products.

Well, wife unit never was given much milk or other diary products when she was growing up (and right now you may already guess where this is heading). Given where she is now in life, her doctor told wife unit that a visit to a specialist, to check on osteoporosis, might be a smart idea. So she went, and….

Yup, she has that problem, with a initial diagnosis that this is due to a lack of calcium intake when she was younger.

So daily dose of calcium tablets for the rest of her life?

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