It's pathetic. It doesn't get people anywhere because they don't have a clear vision. They need to make a revolutionary change in school system as well as curriculum and instruction. A quick-fix solution is to dismantle the current education bureaucracy. Replace a current education administrator and executives in school education board. Then appoint a foreign educator who has a solid experience in administering language and education policy at the state/national level to a chief director of foreign language and international/intercultural education. Then, hire competent foreign educators-- who has a solid experience in administering public schools or a higher education at regional/state level, or directing education boards— to appoint important posts within the Education Ministry and all school boards in each region for administering school curriculum and instruction.
>A quick-fix solution is to dismantle the current education bureaucracy
I'm grateful you also consider that the problems result in the current educational bureaucracy. Could it be possible to hire non-Japanese English cram school teachers such as Filipinos? You have recommended to here competent foreign educators and I strongly agree with you, but it seems unpracticable because English education in Japan is conducted for the sake of Japanese educational association and staff, not for Japanese students.