Real Japanese culture (Not Anime) is beautiful. I honestly think if Japan focused more on showing the world it's culture and depth they'd have better sells. Hell I'll go as far to say if Japan created more less violent realistic games based on their culture it could shift the mindset of gaming proving not all games need excessive violence to sell as AAA titles.
Real Japan: Imagine getting to explore this Shenmue style in HD. http://i46.tinypic.com/28k7eig.jpg http://i46.tinypic.com/34xq41u.png http://i50.tinypic.com/169miqo.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/20frm2f.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/i27vbr.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/am8e48.jpg http://i48.tinypic.com/29aqt6q.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/1zbe6oz.jpg http://i49.tinypic.com/j0g008.jpg
(If Japan did make more Shenmue style games based on realistic Japan and dating sims with legit storylines (No Anime) I'd buy that over games like God of War and many other western games any day.)