i feel your thread is very worthy to continue, hopefully it will stay on a positive route this time.
when i was talking about japanese culture and medical matters, wasn't think so much their religious inclinations toward health and such.
japan is a place, that until recently years, a terminally ill person would never be told that they were dying. in their peak years as being a global economic giant, it was looked down in their society to seek medical help or advice, unless you were in some kind of emergency situation.
i saw some of this when i was stationed in japan in the service many years ago. i also saw it just a few years ago, when i was the Controller of a wholly Japanese owned mfg. plant here in SC. I was one of only two non-asians on the management team. when a japanese plant worker would get injured, they would try to hide the injury, as they didnt want to look weak and didn't want to look like they were being slack. this was so instilled in their mind set.
In my position, I had deep concerns about workmen's comp situation, and of course, caring for the one injured. what i really learned among my time with the japanese, is there is a major difference in the mind set and work ethics of a japanese work when compared to the average american worker in the same plant.
coming back to pc , my point was wondering if the lower PC number in japan has anything to do with what i am talking about. different cultural difference could make a big difference in medical stats in my opinion.
david in scc
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 9/13/2010 5:09:35 PM (GMT-6)