Well, the reason why I focused on this is because during the early 90's Japan was overwhelmed with hundreds of these "self-empowerment" cults. And for its followers, it certainly caused far more harm than good. A student who was being bullied at school was told that it was all her fault. In some ways, yes, if you constantly fit a victim mentality, you're more likely to get bullied. However, no one is responsible for the actions of another and blaming the victim gets no where.
Scientology is only unique in that it has a sci-fi background and won't accept followers with no money. In every other sense it is exactly the same. Once the Japanese figures this out Scientology is going to get a lot of hard knocks from the Japanese government.