I thought this was really cool. If you're a militant atheist, put that in your pipe and smoke it!
I don't know much about Japan; I've never been there, and I haven't studied it much, but I would guess their schools are probably better than ours. If that's the case, then there's a lot to be said for this article.
On a sidenote, I also see Japan as an example of America's greatness. They've emulated a lot of America's better qualities, and that's part of the reason they're leaders in electronics and why they produce bright young people. Also, the left and other loons around the world like to criticize us for trying to exert control over other countries, but Japan's history really speaks to what America's really about. Who else would win a war and then go rebuild the opponent's country, teach them ways to be successful, and then watch them become a creative and economic powerhouse?
Suck that, lefties.