Really!? I know nothing about this. But I essentially get what you're saying and agree with it. "In my personal experience", in Inaka I've found it much easier to get to know people and make friends. I think it's just down to fewer people and more shared experiences - everyone goes to the same places and knows the same people, so easy to find common subjects to talk about. Obviously having hobbies is a good way to bond. May be a luxury you don't have time for if you are just here to run a business though. Also if there's a significant language barrier, it will naturally take much more effort on both sides. End of the day, friendliness is generally reciprocated.