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Taku Kabeya, chief editor at  Bungeisha, shows the Japanese publisher's best selling book series _ one each for types B, O, A, and AB _  at its head office in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Four of the top 10 selling books in Japan last year were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

You Are What You Bleed

Monsoon subeditor Rashna Farrukh explores a common topic of conversation in Japan; your blood. In 2008, four of the ten bestselling books in Japan linked […]

Cover image courtesy of, illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Fanning Under the Influence

Monsoon subeditor Rashna Farrukh on why you should never sleep with your fan on.  Not too long ago, fan death was a concept virtually unknown […]