Keiji Inafune has always been one of the more outspoken Japanese developers, going as far to declare that "Japan was over" at a TGS press conference a couple of years back, but this time he has taken things to a new level with a three hour interview that goes over his problems with Capcom, his reasons for leaving and the current issues Japan is having with games development in general.
Neogaf user Cheesemeister has painstakingly translated the entire interview, and it's an absolute must read for anyone interested in Japanese development or games in general.
Here are a few choice quotes.
"There are a lot of people who take their company's commitment for granted and don't work as hard as they should. This could be said of the entire industry, and of course Capcom is no exception."
"Working as hard as you can is your own loss. Not working hard becomes more advantageous. But doesn't that get in the way of making games? You can't make good games by just taking it easy."
It really is worth reading the whole thing. You can find the entire translated interview here
Translation of Keiji Inafune's Capcom departure interview [Neogaf] A big thank you to Cheesemeister at Neogaf for taking the time to translate the interview.