“The imagination in the Japanese head is really infinite. The Japanese have won awards for 12 consecutive years from the Ig Nobel Prize, which was founded in 1991. They are also the largest winners after the United Kingdom and the United States. The country, why is it that in such a seemingly orderly and somewhat boring nationality, how can these Japanese people have such ‘abnormal’ thoughts? This question may be found in the weak chicken robot made by a university professor….”
Joel Fukuzawa writes this, and related thoughts, in an article in Medium.