canadian_kor said:Yes, I agree. However, I find this phenomenon quite interesting. I wonder why they want to appear less "Asiatic" in the eyes of the world?
I've seen one Japanese TV Meiji Era epic drama from the 1980's,with narration explained Japanese ruling elites IMPLEMENTED 2-FACES OF JAPAN POLICY to present to the world.
The internal side stays as Japanese on preserved traditions,the other is a Westernized version of modern Japan to the outside world.
This WORKED WELL for Japan and Japanese.