It is for women who want to meet men with blood group A or AB.
One says she decided to narrow down her search for a boyfriend after a bad experience with a man with type B. "But I couldn't help getting annoyed by how disorganised he was." "I really would like someone with type A blood," added her friend.
The received wisdom is that As are dependable and self sacrificing, but reserved and prone to worry.
Decisive and confident - that is people with type O.
ABs are well balanced, clear-sighted and logical, but also high-maintenance and distant. She'd obviously had a bad experience with a B type blood person.
The black sheep though seem to be blood group B - flamboyant free-thinkers, but selfish. But somehow I got the job anyway." Later, though, the issue of his blood came up again. 'Get out.'" There is even a term for such behaviour in Japan, burahara, which translates as blood group harassment.
People in most parts of the world do not think about their blood group much, unless they have an operation or an accident and need a transfusion.
But in Japan, whether someone is A, B, O or AB is a topic of everyday conversation.There is a widespread belief that blood type determines personality, with implications for life, work and love.It is Saturday night and a speed dating session is under way in a small building in the backstreets of Tokyo.Men and women are sitting nervously at tables hoping to find that special someone.The room is brightly painted in red and white, the staff upbeat and enthusiastic, but the conversations are rather stilted.The couples have just a few minutes to try to sound each other out before a bell rings and they have to move on to the next lonely single.