It is completely bad thinking and I think it has made Japan worse. I am the “Rikei” student but always I feel the need of knowledge of “Bunkei” subjects.
Generally, when “Rikei” students file for the patents, they need knowledge of law. On the other hand, “Bunkei” students especially who study economics need to use mathematics. Besides, my uncle is a professor of sociology, he uses statistics as a his language in his field.
Now that high schools are only pass point of University education for many people in Japan. Therefore, I think they should concentrate on teaching basic methodology of all subjects because it is early for students who have not decided their major to study specialized subjects.