Genetically, do Japanese have a lower preference for fairness than Westerners? What is fairness?

【Ranking of prefectures with the most fairness-preferring gene types with regard to economics and politics: 1st: Miyagi Prefecture, 2nd: Shiga Prefecture, 3rd: Oita Prefecture】
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000444.000036462.html

 

・A Cornell University study found that the more “T” you have in the genotype SNP: rs10204325, the more you tend to favor fairness

・The genetic analysis item “economic and political interests (SNP: rs10204325)” has three genotypes, which can be divided into three types: a type that favors more fairness (genotype: TT), a type that favors fairness (genotype: CT), and a type that favors fairness in general (genotype: CC) with regard to economics and politics. (genotype: CC)” with respect to fairness and politics.

・Prefectures with relatively high percentages of people with a genetic type that favors fairness are: 1st Miyagi, 2nd Shiga, 3rd Oita, 4th Kagawa, 5th Ishikawa, 6th Yamagata, 7th Toyama, 8th Kyoto, 9th Kumamoto, 10th Fukui.

・When the percentages of those who fall into the “prefer more fairness (genotype: TT)” group and those who fall into the “prefer fairness (genotype: CT)” group are added together, the results by race show that the South Asian group (62.9%), the European group (56.8%), the Latin American group (55.0%), the African group (45.5%), and the Asian group (38.5%), in order of increasing percentage, African group (45.5%), and Asian group (38.5%). The Japanese figure is 38.1%.

・In other words, genetically, Japanese have a lower preference for fairness than Westerners

・To give an example of the “preference for fairness in economic and political matters,” when asked how they would feel about a store that doubles the price of umbrellas only on rainy days, those with a higher preference for fairness were more likely to think it was unfair that the price of umbrellas would go up.

 

 

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Do the Japanese really have a low rate of preference for fairness? What is fairness?

 

I see opinions and comments on the internet and social networking sites that say, “Only you, it’s not fair! It’s unfair!” I have always wondered if the Japanese are a nation that likes fairness (or is obsessed with fairness),

but,

According to the above survey results, the Japanese seem to have a low percentage of fairness-loving people worldwide. The percentage of genes that favor fairness seems to be low.

 

But I, personally, have a point of concern.

 

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To give an example of the “preference for fairness in economic and political matters,” when asked how they would feel about a store that doubles the price of umbrellas only on rainy days, those with a higher preference for fairness were more likely to think it was unfair that the price of umbrellas would go up.

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Is this the right meaning of fairness? I feel a little uncomfortable.

 

If it’s a rainy day and demand is going to increase, why not just raise the price, I would think. I wonder if I don’t have the fairness-loving gene.

 

Feeling a little uncomfortable with the way I perceive fairness, I honestly thought of it this way.

 

The percentage complaining about doubling the price of umbrellas on rainy days (the percentage with that kind of gene).

 

South Asia group (62.9%), Europe group (56.8%), Latin America group (55.0%), Africa group (45.5%), Asia group (38.5%), Japan (38.1%)

 

In other words, does this mean that the Japanese, worldwide, are a people (many genes) who do not complain even if the price of umbrellas is doubled on rainy days?

 

Assuming that the Japanese are a people (many genes) who do not complain about such pricing (price setting),

 

It would seem that tickets for live music concerts could be priced differently for front rows and back rows, but in many cases in Japan, ticket prices are still the same for all seats.

 

I think there is a way to make tickets for good seats, such as the front row, more expensive, and then make tickets for other seats cheaper. (This is quite common in other countries).

 

but,

Genetically, in the above study, foreigners complain about the doubling of umbrella prices, so it would seem that concert ticket prices should not be allowed to vary from seat to seat, yet in other countries, tickets are often different from seat to seat.

 

Hmmm…something is not consistent.

 

I’ve thought about it a lot, and I can’t come to a satisfactory conclusion of my own,

Once again,

What is fairness?

Do Japanese people really have a low rate of preference for fairness in the world?

It made me think about a lot of things.

Well, to begin with, Japan (38.1%).

That is, if you consider that nearly 40% of the Japanese population is dissatisfied with the unfairness of the system, well, that’s a fair number of people.^^;

 

What did you think?

 

See you then.

 

There are roughly two types of fairness: fairness of outcome and fairness of opportunity (process). For my part, I would like to see more emphasis placed on fairness of opportunity.

 

 

 

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