Japan advertises itself in the opposite way of the West. Western culture has different values by which exposing issues and putting them on the front page is desirable. East Asian culture will put that stuff under the rug. The weeaboo cluster bought into this propaganda hook line and sinker and thinks Japan is this perfect country where people are all wonderful even when they're rude, and when things are shitty they're still sort of pretty. But the truth is that the culture is completely alien and built on completely different values. I'm amazed when people think the Japanese are this sort of spiritual folk, Westernized Asian countries are so vapid and soulless they would drive a Western anti-capitalist insane. Even the hikkis get romanticized as people in spiritual retreat while they're just cringy hyperconsumerist losers with anime body pillows.