Japanese and a lot of Asian parents in general seem to have ridiculous and unworldly expectations of their kids. An athletic, affluential, supergenius, well-learned, well cultured, reserved and admirable, handsome, high power businessman who is good at sports. You can't just have one or a few of these things down pat. Top of your class, got accepted into a pre-med program at a prestigious school? They'll still pick you apart for not getting enough exercise and that you don't do any sports, ignoring that you only got as far academically because you consume all your time busting your ass off studying.