Do you trust the government with your pension?

Remind yourself of how different the Japanese view of the world is from the American: look at "History's 100 Most Influential People" as selected by a national survey of the Japanese.

Or, watch a little of what's claimed to be a Japanese TV show that deals with mokkori. (Extremely unsafe for work.)

An article in the Telegraph argues that "[t]o understand the duality of Japanese society" you need to understand honne and tatemae.