Random Thoughts

My Japanese is very poor but I understood the gist of the news program tonight on T.V. Basically, obesity is on the rise in Japan. One doctor blamed the American fast food industry and American culture. Nothing is that simple. It sounded like typical American bashing blended with excuse-ism. Then it hit me - Victim Hood. The Japanese doctor was playing Japan as the poor victim.
If Japan fully adopts the western idea of victim hood I predict the rise in obesity, here in Japan, will never reverse. The old stoic Budo ka, Zen and Buddhist priests would not be impressed.

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