This is a destroyable and recyclable guitar system: "SMASH." You can play it, but it's made to break easily and can be be remade easily too if you send it back to the service center. It costs only 5,000 yen (US$55).
I read the book "Hinkon Taikoku America (Great American Poverty)" written by Japanese journalist Mika Tsutsumi.
She went to college in the US and worked at Nomura Securities in NY and
witnessed 9/11 from the next building. She decided to become a journalist
and released some books mainly about the US. Her "Ninkon Taikoku
America (Great American Poverty)," became a best-seller a few years ago, selling over 300,000 copies. It shocked Japanese people with its insights into the news media. Two years ago, she married
Ryuhei Kawada, a Japanese member of parliament who is one of the country's most prominent people living with HIV (due to the "HIV-tainted blood scandal").
It was pretty shocking to learn details about companies who deal in mercenary
soldiers. The US doesn't disclose the number of people who died cause it's
a private company, but their employees are working under super bad condition for little pay. Recently, the book was made into a manga and "Ninkon Taikoku America (Great American Poverty) 2" was released, I will check it out.
I can tell that our medical system is much much better than that of the US. At least we're not involved in a war. Of course we have serious issues in Japan, but I am not sure whether people realize it or not: the aging population, high suicide rate, hikikomori phenomenon, low food self-sufficiency ratio. Japanese people, including myself, seem to have little awareness of such national issues and also politics in general. One problem is the media. According to the research of reporters without borders, Japan ranked 51st in its freedom of press index, while the US came in 53rd place. We placed so low internationally. It's very clear that the American media is controlled and we can tell which networks are close to which party. It's scary of course thinking about the neutrality of the media. However, I am scared to watch Japanese TV shows because they only air meaningless things. TV networks air only stupid TV shows for entertainment. It makes people lazy thinkers, hides what's really going on in this country and draws people's interests away from politics. If Japanese people think that Japan is safe and happy and that we have less issues than other countries, it's because the media neglects Japanese people the most.