I was affected by this article. I strongly agree with this article’s point that Japan has still strong power and Japan is appreciated by people in many countries.
I thought it in Korea, when I stayed there to study abroad. Young people like Japan and Japanese culture. Thanks to that, I could be popular. Not only professor who studied in Japan to get Ph.D degree but also several students could speak Japanese better than foreign students in Osaka University. Their study Japanese because they want to see Japanese drama or comic. I was surprised at the fact that they knew Japanese pop culture better than me.
Japan and Japanese culture have a lot of good points, people in the world know it except Japanese people. We have to realize it.