Americans consider Japan most important Asian country, survey suggests | The Japan Times

Location of Tokyo within Japan

Location of Tokyo within Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Metropolitan Government Building in S...

English: Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Tôkyô, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: View of Shinjuku skyscrapers and Moun...

English: View of Shinjuku skyscrapers and Mount Fuji as seen from the Bunkyo Civic Center in Tokyo Español: Monte Fuji y la ciudad de Tokio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Tokyo National Museum's Honkan building is...

The Tokyo National Museum’s Honkan building is used as the facade for the lavish mansion of the Sonozaki family. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important, recommended read, published in the Japan Times.

via Americans consider Japan most important Asian country, survey suggests | The Japan Times.

Personally, I worry at the small size of the sample to make such bold generalizations. Also I believe that it is important to focus on the foreign policies of both the Democrats and the Republicans. It is widely recognized that Obama‘s foreign policy has been a disaster and he is desperately taking increased risks to try and salvage his reputation and legacy.

Perhaps, the Japan Times should poll China’s population, as well?

Thoughts?

Drawing more tourists to Japan | The Japan Times

The position of Mount Fuji is indicated by a y...

The position of Mount Fuji is indicated by a yellow dot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the Japan Times, it’s a good time for foreigners to visit Japan and relatively good value for money. This article is worth a read. Check it out!

via Drawing more tourists to Japan | The Japan Times.

I remember visiting Japan for a business trip in the 1980s; prices were just unbelievable. These days of course, Japan compares to North America or Europe in terms of costs. But, it’s still much more expensive than most of South East Asia.

Thoughts?