Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
It is not difficult to see how politics influences business influences economies and the other way around.
These points/questions were raised:
1. Koreans generally want the US to stay in Korea even though the military’s function there has been long outlived. In this way, the US can function as a balancer between Korea/Japan/China.
2. Japan has granted favored nation status to China.
3. Japan and Korea trade more with China than the US does.
4. Is China an economic superpower only in volume – considering the number of poor there still are in China?
5. Japan is now the number two economy in Asia and maybe number three – behind India.
6. Japan must be more consistent in its apologize with its Asian neighbors in order to smooth out relations.
These are big concerns/ big questions – and each could be a blog in itself.
What do you think about any/all of these points?
Where is Asia headed?
Or should we leave it to the Brookings Institution thinkers to decide?