The same Japanese that are LITERALLY going extinct because JAPANESE men hate sex so much that they stopped having children at a replacement rate 35 years ago?All you gotta do is look at how fucking shitty people's attitudes have gotten this last decade to know some real trouble is probably ahead, it's not normal the way people act these days and it could be reflective of some deeper problem, like people can sense something is really wrong even if they don't consciously realize it so they lash out in more and more bizarre ways.
Looking at this from a secular perspective, my hope is that the 1980s prediction that the 21st century would be the "Japanese century" unironically comes true, Japan swoops in and becomes the world's number 1 superpower and acts as a model for everyone else to follow by being a culture that wasn't completely corrupted unlike the west.
I'm being funny but at the same time I'm actually being dead serious, there's something at the core of Japanese culture that is good, that really can provide an example for the rest of the world, I think that's one reason why it's resonated with me for so long.
What is that core idea that makes Japan what it is? The idea that people should actually give a shit about what they're doing, that people should strive for excellence no matter what it is they're doing, even if what you're doing is flipping burgers, it's the polar opposite of the west's attitude at the moment.
Japan certainly has it's own problems at the moment, but could they rise like a phoenix from the ashes and the rising sun will shine all over the world?