The Japanese believe that the unity of the group is more important than the individuals forming it
True. However, if the group cannot be happy for your success and support your dedication, perhaps it's their own insecurities they should worry about, and not the rank of others. If the goal is to become one with the Universal, then we all will have a hard enough time with our own faults; there is no need to worry about the faults of others. Afterall, the only true victory is self-victory, right?