I don't know if Japan is so so popular or not. But recently many tourist come to Japan. Some seem to like Japan.
I want to ask them why. What is so good about Japan ?
We are always blamed in the world about the history, economy, working attitude, closed culture, and some say we are racist. We have been blamed for many many years since Japan opened ( or was forced to open ) the door for the world.
We have something want to say when we are blamed, but our opinions are always igonored because of the war history, especially. Our politicians can't say anything to the USA for many many years. What they can say is one word, YES SIR.
What is good about thiis miserable country ?
I suppose that Japan looks like a bad country for foreigners. Nothing is good for foreigners.
Interestingly, recently there was a survey asking " do you want to be born in Japan again if you have next life ?" 80% of Japanese people answered positively YES. We know Japan is not perfect country. We know we are not liked by some other countries. We don't say we love Japan in front of the others. But we love Japan in the bottom of our heart. Because we love our country, we don't complain of our life much..