PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura is an international dude. Heck, he worked with American artist Rodney Greenblat to bring PaRappa to life. He knows the benefits of international collaboration.
"Developers in the East and West should not be too separate," said Matsuura at Develop Conference 2009 in Brighton, Uk. "It should me international, and we need to work with more international artists."
Matsuura stated that he hoped things changed "very soon". The East-West division could actually hurt gaming, he continued. "I'm very concerned about this point, and perhaps it could be bad for the industry." Developers around the world, join hands!