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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).
November 11, 2020
President Trump and the whereabout of the nuclear button
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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?

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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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September 19, 2020
Anatomy of apathetic cynicism regarding the choice of Abe's successor
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March 1, 2020
Defense of Taiwan -a Test for the U.S. Alliance System in the West Pacific-
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