It’s something I’d noticed long before I ever thought of having one myself, when if there was a noisy kid on a train it was either gaijin (usually white), mixed race, or son of a forty something Japanese first time mother. What was even more striking was that my daughter was by far the loudest crier in the hospital in Tokyo from the moment she was born, and now can bring nurses running in a panic from her ear shattering cries when she has a jab. She actually has two rather loud parents, but as I said I think it’s a bit more general than that.
Anyone else noticed it? Any theories?