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?