I am a Japanese and to me it seems that foreigners are free.
As you know, Japanese have a strict discipline. I think that invisible binds are unwritten rules.
However, are foreigners also bound?
Yes, they are. They are also bound just like us. But, they are not using it for themselves.
I think their binds are a rope. This rope means physical rope. it’s just a useful tool.
Have you ever bound yourself with ropes? Of course not, except if you are a masochist.
So, ropes are supposed to be used in a good way.
Though, Japanese are using ropes for themselves. Maybe, they are kind of masochist.