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This is a personal site of Akio & Anne KAWATO, Japanese ex-diplomat and his wife (a Dane). They extensively travelled and lived in many parts of the world: Japan, Denmark, China, South Korea, Taiwan, South-East Asia, India, Uzbekistan, the Soviet Union turned Russia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.A. Please enjoy this kaleidoscope of world civilizations now and past. Viewpoints are vertical (historical), horizontal (comparison with others), diagonal (unorthodox interpretation) and inverse (go into opponent's position).
December 26, 2020
How about Trump becominge democrats' presidential candidate in 2024?
Now a fight is going on in the Congress. Trump wishes the amount of the second stimulus check be raised from $600 to $2,000. It is ostensibl...・・・ » More

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What do you think will be the role of the U.S.A. in the world where China may become the largest economy?

You can choose only one.

China's economic growth will taper off. The U.S. will retain world leadership both in politics and in economy.
China's economy will soon overtake that of the U.S., and the world governance will be the prerogative of the United Nations.
China's economy will soon overtake that of the U.S., but the U.S. will retain leadership in the world.
China's economic growth will taper off, but the U.S. will gradually 'retreat' from the role of the world police.

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March 12, 2023
How Long Should a Nation Endure Its Defeat in War
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March 27, 2023
newEven if "Lehman Crisis 2,0" occurs, the U.S. will not lose its hegemony 
 The world is on the brink of a financia...・・・ » More

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