FWIW, Most of the "bad riders" who get their paperwork in early, do not bolster their chances, really, by gridding front row. The faster, late registrants simply have better starts, and find their way to the front (typically) by means of sheer talent...and usually prior to T1.
Not to hack on you for coming up racing stellar tracks in Japan or anything, but the answer of "it is what it is" (paraphrasing, of course) is just that. CCS has always gridded by entry. I'm sure if I, or any other CCS racer, were to go to Japan and race club circuits, we would likely have similar responses, quesitons, wonderment etc etc.
Having worked throughout the years with a couple Asian folks, I understand that their culture is COMPLETELY different in almost every respect. I get things like "drive" "determination" "performing at your highest level" etc. And I understand that many (most) Asians cultures stress the "nothing but the absolute best" mentality. I completely, and whole-heartedly respect this attitude, but I think when one has this mindset, they are missing out on one very key aspect.......FUN.
CCS racing is a blast. The races are a blast, the officials are usually fun and easy going. The racers are caring and giving to a fault. We drink beer after practice. We cuss. We BS one another on a regular basis. Perhaps there is a lack of asian styled proffesionalism, but it's fun. And not to sound cliche, but it is what we have done since CCS' inception.
I think you should look into running a few of CCS' sister outfit's races- the ASRA series. Qualifying laps and all. Plus, you still get all of the home-style bullshit and bench racing in the paddock! I think ASRA would probably make you feel more at home in terms of timed gridding and the like.
I hope you don't think I am pooping on your parade here, bro! If I were to switch to a different organization, I would probably look cock-eyed at their procedures as well.
Anywho, FWIW, welcome to CCS racing. We are glad to have you, and hope you stick around! Also, CCS is open to any and ALL rules changes at the end of each season. You might not like their response, but they WILL discusss the issue.