I think a lot of people see stuff to give their Catholic faith some meaning and to get attention. I see no reason to be concerned about Akita or any of these other visions. And I dislike superstition. Our role is to love God and keep his commandments. Not worry about fire from the sky or the ramblings of Japanese nuns.
Except that a Chastisement is coming, and there ARE such things as approved Marian apparitions.
No, it's not a good policy to ignore Blessed Mother completely, just to make sure you "get" 100% of the fake apparitions caught in your ignore net.
If she appears on Earth, it's for a good reason.
There are some sedes that seriously downplay Fatima, I suppose because it makes their position problematic (how can the pope consecrate Russia if there is no pope, and/or there are only 5 bishops left in the world)
You're not one of those, are you?