Honestly, I would love for anyone to explain to me how the Japanese way of doing things is better than the Western way. Really.
Why does it always have to be a zero sum premise is what I want to know....Both approaches have good and bad paradigms...
In nature it's all about sorting adapting and blending "approaches" to "life"... I think they call it "evolution".
IMHO who's to say O'Sensei did not want Aikido to emulate nature and evolve?
No ones running around with Samurai Swords ready to cut down evildoers at a moments notice these days.