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Hello, I’m Japanese.
Recently I came to realize that Japan is often misunderstood by surrounding countries or the rest of the world. It is probably because Japan has kept a special kind of culture that tends to consider self-promotion or criticism of others as an undignified behavior. I guess it may be a traces of samurai ethics. So practice of discussion or debate has not been cultivated in Japan. In a period of the relentless propaganda battle like now, the Japanese are just like people who are bound hand and foot in the face of enemy.
Anyway let’s talk something about Japan to clear up misconceptions as much as possible.
I would be thankful if you could read my intentions accurately in spite of my poor English.
Thank you.