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Sure but you would't then advertise it as having been in the family for a thousand years.





The article is about century+ old businesses in general, of which family-run ones are a subset.

The article doesn't mention temples being burned down at all.

But you might still say "family run for a thousand years"

more as ad advertisement slogan though. I've never seen someone in the west adopt another adult just to authentically continue a legacy (outside of European monarchies maybe). There is a sense of tradition to these Japanese companies that one doesn't see so often outside of Japan.

Romans used to do adult adoptions. Off the top of my hat, I clearly remember that Cesar adopted Brutus, his killer, as an adult.

Thoroughly agree.



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