I usually write very positive things about Japan. I love Japan, it’s no secret.
But today I want to write about another side. I am not going to talk about the strong yen impairing exports, I’m not going to talk about politicians that don’t make decisions quickly enough, and I’m not going to talk about the aging population or the high suicide rate. If you follow Japan, you’ve probably heard enough about all these things.
I want to talk about a deeper problem that I have observed throughout my experiences living in both Japan and the United States. A problem that seems trivial at first, but with further analysis becomes a lot more clear. It has to do with Japanese studying abroad. Actually, it has to do with most Japanese NOT studying abroad.