curry and rice that I cooked

Curry and rice is a dish that originated in India, and was brought to Japan a long time ago. Since then, it has been modified to suit the Japanese palate, and has become a very popular dish here. The other day, a student and I were talking about curry. According to him, Japanese curry is not very hot. He said that in his country, young sportsmen compete in eating hot curry to prove their manliness. And the curry there is extremely hot. Hmm...Curry can be such a barometer in a certain country! Can you guess where he is from?
Hint: not from South Asia, including India.