Japanese traditional education forms are compatible with results and motivation – “striving towards mastery, based on concrete, visible steps.”
Faithful observance of custom, knowledge, skills,
Creative overstepping of the form or frame accepted,
Construction of one’s own original form.
Source: Hayakawa, M. (2004). Japanese creativity and the present educational reform. Asia Program Special Report – The Creativity Problem and the Future of the Japanese Workforce – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 121, pp13-16