One of them, who I call "Bro", was so into analysing Japanese idol culture and he talked about it enthusiastically. His detailed analysis was very interesting and probably accurate.
Still, maybe because his story made so much sense, I felt a bit strange, or more likely uncomfortable. I feel that sometimes when I'm here in my own country. But I rarely find people to talk about it with.
The bottom line is that this country is susceptible to those business models that exploit people. And it affects the education system (or, the education system allows those business models? maybe both) . That makes me so sad :(