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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).
September 9, 2017
"America first" can easily become "America who"
I hope that most Americans are aware of the danger below. I understand why many Americans sympathize with the slogan "America first". Indeed...・・・ » 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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October 26, 2017
Does Shinzo Abe Intend to Resurrect the Militarist Japan? Not quite
Five days have passed since the general ...・・・ » More













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September 9, 2017
On whether a US President is fit or unfit, there are no scientific criteria
I am now studying the US Constitution. W...・・・ » More













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