Many important cultural developments have come from Japan over its thousands of years of history. Many scholars who spend their entire lives trying to dissect the complex interplay between tradition, technology and social duty that forms the basic fabric of Japanese society. I am not one of these people, so I happen to enjoy reducing this culture to simple categories. Let's call them “Good” and “Evil”.
Let’s do some of that categorization, shall we?
Good: Nintendo Wii
Evil: Sony DRM
Good: Tokyo Transit System
Evil: Tokyo Transit System during rush hour.
Good: Japanese TV as Entertainment
Evil: Japanese TV as Education
Good: Attitude towards Foreigners in a bar
Evil: Attitude towards Foreigners on a train
Good: Japanese Sizes, as an observer.
Evil: Japanese Sizes, as a shopper.
Good: Eating Ramen
Evil: Digesting Ramen
I’m sure you can think of lots more. Feel free to post them.