We're not saying the Japanese are a million times better than us at packing lunches. But it's hard to argue the facts.
Take their hardboiled egg game for instance. Instead of tossing the white rubbery bulbs in plastic bags with a smidgeon of salt, the bento-loving Japanese soak them in food coloring and carve them to look like Pikachu. Or cover them with bits of seaweed to create mini oval pandas. Did we mention the upside down baby seal? Ugh, we die.