The problem is concerned with how to raise individuals who have restraint even outside the house and are not merely obedient in the house.

Shuichi Kato



Cultural maturity can be measured by whether people have the ability to "criticize" and "laugh at" themselves. The critic says it is because maturity means evaluating yourself calmly and objectively with distance both in society and private life. If you are not satisfied unless you boast the history of your country, it merely shows immaturity of your own society. From essays, "A Way Of Looking At History."


"December 25  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"