Well Mr. Inafune, if you’d really like to do Japanese developers a favor, start talking specifics. What Western games would you like to see them emulate, and why? What if Japanese audiences don’t want American-centric videogames, just as Americans appear to no longer want Japanese-centric ones? What is it about the gameplay mechanics and narrative execution of Western games that you think is superior to their Eastern counterparts?
These are the kinds of questions Inafune needs to start answering if he wants to add something meaningful to the conversation. And they are the ones the gaming press should start asking rather than just simply reshuffling the same unsupported demagoguery as before.