Lack of the concept of absolute

Even the justice is comparative in Japan.

It is said Japan became advanced country adopting overseas culture wisely since prince Shotoku adopted buddhism in 538ad.

Since Japan didn’t have own ethics that Japan had to import useful morals from overseas, but unfortunately nothing became their own and remained imported after all including the buddhism as well, since then Japan became an opportunistic country.

Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) founded Japanese folklore was from the same reason that Shinto had no written dogma that he wanted to create one.

So Japanese say, cherish the harmony among people what prince Shotoku said, or love your neighbour as Jesus told, sometimes they say respect the elder eventually impermanence or uncertainty of life which is the conclusion of the buddhism that enables Japanese to jump to the conclusion when you get at a loss what to say or what to do like going back and forth in between All and None.

The sad story started when Japan fabricated the story that the Emperor is God, and made all the imported system “Tatemae” (what it should be), unfortunately it couldn’t substitute the universalism.


Group identity

Most of the Japanese men are feminine, they are not used to be told “No” once they are told “No”, they change the attitude and tell you “Am disappointed with you”.

Those typical Japanese guy usually not independent individuals, usually stick to the group identity so to speak “seken” mainly company he had retired from long time ago.

The reason why Japanese company men always ask for your business card is to check your position, group or company you belong to, otherwise they will become insecure because they are not used to cope with the people totally independent and belong nowhere.

They are usually proud of themselves survived from the endurance organisation or society and expect the same thing to the ordinary people mostly to the family members.

Self responsibility

Japanese likes the words self responsibility.

In western world usually it comes with the freedom, like proceed at your own risk.

Japanese even ask for self responsibility when someone doing something protected under the law, because Japanese don’t have the higher concept above the law.

That’s why secretary of the cabinet accused the hostage killed by the terrorists, it’s self responsibility.

It’s of course a self responsibility but it’s not a contract with the government it’s actually a contract with the God.

Lost in translation

Japanese apt to take individualism as egoism or self centred, individualism is totally different from egoism.

Individualism is not to interfere with others, originally word individual=indivisible means can’t divide, so can’t expect the division of the labor with others and has to take care of oneself.

So I invented the words self outer-ed, inner-ed, for the extension of self centred.

Japanese are self outer-ed people not even self centred that’s why Japanese lose a chance to become self inner-ed to insight oneself.

Japanese think individual as just the same as private, they don’t know it’s not an antonym of public even I tell them individual means one, they don’t understand because they don’t objectify themselves.

So they think the freedom of the individual is just the same as their own freedom regardless of the conditions they have.

Even I tell them individual freedom is not the same as your own freedom.


Why Japanese people are always seeking after the different characteristics while world is seeking after the common characteristics.

The reason why is, Japanese people are not individually independent, when the way for integration is blocked what people could do is only differentiation, just like one way traffic.

In other words, when the contraction side is closed only way left is expansion.

That is because Japanese society is always disturbing Japanese people from being individually independent.

It is said that Japanese society based on “Shintoism” or “Emperor System” usually called “mura-shakai” or “seken” is a sort of premature society composed like the emperor as a big farthar and the people as family members, therefore people could feel protected always and people could satisfy their safety and security desire without facing the fear or danger, as well as with their environmental factors such as island country or only one race in one nation or hadn’t been penetrated from other countries.

Japanese people lost an opportunity to become individually independent with those lucky conditions, so that the society became safety blanket like what we call “amae” as it were spoilt children or fawn like always expecting for other’s generosity, consideration or a favour.

Moreover, after Meiji Restoration and even after World War Two, Japanese people were smart enough to cope with the incoming modern civilisation happened to be the western culture to protect that comfortable society so called “amae no kouzou” or “immature structure” by using the double standard called ” honne” as the right mind and “tatemae” as the principle or the rule, one of the biggest National Idiosyncrasies, without noticing independent individual was the most important factor of the modern civilization only because it’s comfortable.

It was the story how Japanese people blocked the way for persuit after universality, covering themselves with the shell called “seken” exclusive and premature society.

What Japan needs now is spiritual renovation to take away the obstacles for getting universal. This is something like a spiritual big bang taking off to macro cosmos, there’s no other way left for Japanese to survive the world.

Hopefully we could do it all by ourselves this time, what we need is a spiritual big bang not a physical big bang since independence is something to achieve not to be given.


The biggest mistake I’ve ever made  is to misunderstand Japanese people more logically organised, that the difference between what I think is modern civilisation and what the majority of Japanese people think.

Japanese people still use the explanation whenever they make comments on the originality of Japanese culture, that the main difference in western culture is it’s christianity background and that is making Japan suffer from lack of Independent individuals among Japanese people.

This is somewhat correct but, couldn’t be an excuse for the fact that they are unable to distinguish their native problems and world’s common problems, since modern civilisation is the result of human sagacity and wisdom against something absolute so called “GOD”.

Japanese people seem to be unaware of the basic principle of the modern civilisation, and even difference between culture and civilisation. Although civilisation always brings the homogenisation, yet basically it has nothing to do with native culture.

Japanese people are said to be sentimental and illogical, that is because Japanese people lost the chance to learn that the modern civilisation is the result of philosophical thoughts over centuries and remained somewhat pre-modern on certain aspects.

modern civilisation is quite logically composed.

The pursuit after almightiness made out factorisation which is the key factor of science or logic and eventually lead to the pursuit after universality through indivisible individual.

As a result Japanese people is incapable of logical communication since they become too much sentimental whenever it comes to the part leads to a certain contradiction of their self constructed logic and to lose logical insistency and start all of a sudden to look for the different characteristicks instead of common characteristics.

Japanese people is not good at objectify themselves relatively or comparatively as far as their mentality is concerned because of their sentimentality.

Therefore Japanese people would always escape from social science and run into natural science because that’s the only place they could objectify things without facing their mentality.

It might take three more generations for Japanese people to notice what we lack and need, and it was my big mistake to seek after the ethos for post modern while we don’t have anything modern still yet.

Un philological intelligence

One most important factor which is making Japan and Japanese people isolated from the world is, the attitude towards pursuit after universality as I’ve mentioned so many times.

One big result shown caused from it, is the difference of Japanese way of thinking and western way of thinking toward Safety &Security.

It’s a must for Japanese people to know that ” proceeding at our own risk” is the fundamental rule of the Free World, which means Japanese should recognise there’s no tacit understanding such as grandma’s wisdom which is still ruling Japanese individuals as sub-society called “seken” or village society so called “mura-shakai” ,still based on what we call un philological intelligence.

As a result, so many people is suffering from identity crisis facing this sub-society right after graduation to see the difference from what they have learned in school.

As for the transcendental aspects, we should achieve those through philosophical experience just as medieval Europeans did it along with saying prayers, since philosophy is something to achieve through experience not through studying. It is because Japanese learned philosophy without philosophical experiance as it were already categorised from the beginning.

Now a days, Japanese are facing the alternative which we should take, keep on cocooning or to hatch. I’ts about a time for us to get rid of that sub-society used as the safety blanket due to participate in international society to get mature.