I"ve noticed that Japanese TV has become very nationalistic over the past ten years or so. These days I often see programs telling Japanese people how wonderful Japan is in some respect or other. In other programs, unbelievably, they even enrol foreigners to tell the Japanese how wonderful Japan is. Also, there are almost no hard-hitting documentaries giving a critical look at Japanese society or shining a light on a dark side of life here in Japan. I"m thinking of something like the excellent BBC Panorama programs in the UK... almost nothing like that here. To me Japanese TV seems to be childish TV. It"s almost as if Japan is a nation of hyper-sensitive children who must always be told how wonderful they are and not be shown anything nasty that might upset them. And because of its nationalist agenda to show how wonderful Japan is, Japanese TV often seems to be very smug and arrogant TV.