Changes in Japan come from outsideCan Japan Change?
From outside, it is always said Japan is a country resistant to change. We do not believe that. Japan has gone through many historical changes that has pushed the nation forward. It just needs to be recognized that these changes are influenced from outside the country.
The arrival of the Chinese characters developed into Kanji, Hiragana and Katagana. Buddhism arrived from Korea followed by Zen Buddhism from China. East Asian influences help cultivate Japanese culture, literature and architecture. Chinese influence on Japanese religion and governance continued through the 10th century.
The Tokugawa Shogunate isolated Japan in the late 16th century. This closure resulted in Japan falling behind the West. Then Commodore Matthew Perry opened up Japan in 1853 with his Black Ships and gunboat diplomacy. The fear of the West forced Japan to modernize fast. Students went abroad to learn new skills helping Japan modernize.
Japan's loss after the Second World War did not hold the country back. With the US as a model, Japan would rebuild the entire country to become one of the world's largest economies. Though you could see the outward changes in Japan, the inward changes have stagnated. This is created a set of social issues that became inherent in Japan.
This is where Shinkirin comes in
The Hikikomori, Kodukoshi, Jisatsu, and Ijime are results of the stagnating inward changes. These groups have formed because all the outward changes in Modern Japan did not adapt to them. They were left behind in the fringes of society.
Shinkirin long term goal is to address these groups and find ways to adapt them to Japanese society. Shinkirin Tech will focus using technology to help these groups. We are that outside influence that wants to push Japan forward.