From Observer to Player.

Japanese Prime Minister Signs Treaty

Since I voluntarily jumped out from my previous position in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 12 years ago, I’ve been frequently asked why I did do so despite of my promised career in diplomacy. My answer to be given is always quite simple: I decided on, because I felt something irresistible was pushing me from the behind.

To be honest, I couldn’t figure out at that time what this “something” actually was. I simply felt it and made an irreversible decision to put myself into the synchronicity I could not see but just feel. Having done so, a series of events happened in my life, which has been leading me to the future step by step.

Eventually, I realize at this stage what I shall do. While serving as a career diplomat of GOJ, I participated in the global affairs just as an observer. Since the previous status of my country, Japan, has been limited in terms of sovereignty, we, the Japanese diplomats, haven’t been allowed to proactively contribute to the global community. What was left for us, was only to satisfy ourselves by being “observer”, which was permitted not to make its plan for the future happen, but just to observe what’s happening.

Because Japan will have to get back to her own original “unlimited” sovereignty by 2045, the global leadership obviously works on picking up those who are capable of understanding both the situation and destiny of Japan, and can lead the nation based on correct recognition of Japan’s future. From my viewpoint, this process of leadership selection in Japanese younger generations was started in 1990s and is just ended up in the last year. The designated younger leaders are now given authorized “tickets” towards the future, while they still have to do their “homework” within 10 years to reach the goal.

In short, these designated leaders are about to overcome the previous status of Japan as “observer” and change it to another one as “player”. That’s exactly why such a huge amount of off-balance-sheet assets is being realized in Japan to renew the whole nation. The genuine global leaders with long tradition both in Asia and Europe/America are now checking with great interest how the Japanese designated leaders will revolutionarily accomplish the world shift by beginning with total reform of Japan’s nation based on technological breakthrough.

Now, you may understand what I shall do from now on. I’ll have to adapt my own life to the new tasks given by the synchronicity. Whether I’ll reach the goal, “PAX JAPONICA”, or not, can be shown within the forthcoming 10 years by 2027. Stay tuned.

 

Why Does D. Trump Welcome PM Abe?

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Japanese mass media are now showing a series of pictures taken during the recent visit of PM Shinzo Abe to the States. Donald Trump, US President, shows up his hospitality to the guest from the Far East. They seem to behave as if nothing negative happens between US and Japan. The Japanese mass media follow such a fabricated trend and delightedly show their pictures with their wives one after another, while US media remain awfully skeptical. Now, you may wonder how we should evaluate the results of PM Abes’s visit to D. Trump at this juncture. Let me pick up some points you may not miss in this regard.

First of all, the US President, Donald Trump, did welcome PM Shinzo Abe, because only the latter is officially entitled to deliver the invitation to be given audience by the Japanese Emperor. D. Trump might think Shinzo Abe just to be an essential “messenger” to the Japanese Imperial House, which the latter isn’t so actually due to his ambition against the Emperor. I suspect our Emperor did de facto participate in the process to pre-determine who should become the US President and financially supported D. T. in the aftermath. To expressly indicate his gratitude for the secret assistance, US President Trump urgently needs the invitation to the Imperial Court, which PM Shinzo Abe kindly brought to him.

Secondly, US President Trump shows the exaggerated hospitality to PM Abe, since Japan voluntarily gives up before fighting against the United States in the economic war to be made from now on. Based on the conventional rule of US intelligence community, those who are threatened and easily surrender, do not get anything from US. Those who don’t surrender despite of repeated threats from US, are to be accepted as “proud enemy” and treated appropriately by the US side. I’m quite confident PM Shinzo Abe will get involved more and more economic troubles with US to be caused by the Trump Administration, even though the Japanese Prime Minister simply begins to believe in “good faith” of Donald Trump which never exists.

Last but not least, the only target Donald Trump and his staffs are now aiming at is PRC and Xi Jinping. To make Xi Jinping become extremely jealous, Donald Trump showed up his excessive hospitality to Shinzo Abe, as his predecessor, Barak Obama, once did so to welcome Xi Jinping. This is the most strategic maneuver we’ve ever seen in events of the Trump Administration, which now waits and sees how the PRC government will react on PM Abe’s visit. The fact US President Trump sent the first official letter to Xi Jinping just before Abe’s visit to D.C. clearly shows D. T’s strategic intention not to Japan but to PRC, the ultimate “buddy” and “fabricated enemy” for US.

Until the Gorge W. Bush’s Administration, USG didn’t publicly hesitate to demand GOJ to transfer Japan’s national wealth to the States, which led to harsh reactions of the Japanese society increasingly. Particularly, some authors dared to publish books with their criticism against such a new type of creeping but invisible “imperialism” of the United States. In line of this previous trend, I myself published a book entitled “騙すアメリカ 騙される日本(Deceiving US and Deceived Japan)” in 2005, which was sold well. Now, the Trump Administration switches to a much more sophisticated strategy to make Japan basically promise to transfer her national wealth even without any face-to-face diplomatic negotiations.

The only way for Japan to get back her wealth from US is to withdraw a huge amount of money from the secret treasure hold by the most high-ranking and thus fundamental ruling class of the States even above Donald Trump (奥の院). This is exactly what I’ve been working on as an eternal diplomat of Japan without any official position with my colleagues in the network of the Japanese “Kokutai(国体)”. The last battle against US has just begun. Stay tuned.

 

Love to Live a Decent Life in the Aging Society.

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There is one thing which all of us can’t avoid: Getting old. However rich you are, doesn’t matter. Or however socially privileged you are, also doesn’t matter at all in this regard. Once we are born on the earth, we’re getting older and older every day.

When you personally face such a simple fact, you never stop thinking about another important thing: “Can I further live a decent life as a human being?” In many cased, it’s already “too late” for us to do so, because something extremely negative has already happened to our life beforehand.

In Japan, we proudly have some professionals who keep eyes on this essential issue. They are working in nursing homes, where a huge amount of elder people is staying either voluntarily or forced to be hospitalized. The main stream media shut eyes on what actually happen in these nursing homes: Treating our elder people as if they were just “animals” without proud and intelligence. The majority of those who work there always justify themselves by pointing out the obvious shortage of human resource in the nursing sector.

But such an argument may not be accepted, while there are indeed some nursing homes in Japan, whose company executives stick to the simple but indispensable principle for the human beings: “Let our elder people live a decent life. Make them enjoy being old until passing away. “

If you take a look at the book entitled “A Bride in a Nursing Home (介護施設の花嫁)” written by Toshiki Yagami with detailed description of every day in esteemed “SOLEADO” nursing homes, you can immediately realize what I mean to say herewith. Do not postpone thinking about the hard but inevitably reality we’re about to face: Getting old. And prioritize to give our elder people the best opportunities to live a decent life. After all, it’s our humanity that tremendously matters and is urgently asked.

Unless Xi Jinping Will Make a Decision.

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As I correctly predicted in the previous post, the global stock market has just begun to rocket again. The Dow Jones Index in NY went up even over 20,000 points this week, while the Japan’s Nikkei 225 obviously rebounded. Nobody can doubt anymore the fact that a new sea change has been emerging in the global macro, which tends to remain until the spring ahead.

Nevertheless, I want to take this online opportunity to warn you of one thing. It’s not Trump but rather Xi Jinping in PRC that matters.

Why? According to classified information delivered to me from a certain intelligence source, the Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping would take advantage of the current transition of presidential leadership in the States so that the it can testify how vulnerable the Trump administration is vis-à-vis military crisis particularly in East Asia. Based on what I’ve been informed there could be the four options as follows in this context:

 

– The Chinese “SEALDS” will abruptly occupy the Senkaku Islands in military uniform.

-The Chinese “SEALDS” will abruptly do the same thing but in pseudo-civil clothes.

-The Chinese warships will demonstrate its military capability in the Taiwan Strait.

-The Chinese warships will get started with artillery bombardment vis-à-vis warships of western countries such as US.

Now, you may wonder whether the Chinese President would go mad without any reasons? Of course, no. There is a very reason for his brinkmanship in both diplomatic and domestic contexts. While heading to the forthcoming congress of the Chinese Communist Party in autumn, Xi Jinping seems to feel increasing political pressures from his antagonists. Because he hasn’t had any experiences in real military battlefields, the majority of military leaders of the People’s Liberation Army never stop the criticism that their political leader isn’t capable of crisis management whenever something significant will happen. Thus, Xi Jinping has to show his “brilliant” capability to lead the nation successfully even in a military crisis without serious military damages. For that, he urgently needs a well-planned mini-crisis in East Asia, which he can take advantage of as a “talented negotiator” vis-à-vis the States.

Once Xi Jinping would really make such a decision for his own sake, the global financial market would get involved in serious volatilities again. One of my deep throats who are deeply connected with both Chinese and US INTEL kindly suggests that the risk would last at least until February 19. Well, let’s see what will take place within and beyond the Chinese Lunar New Year. Stay tuned.

At the Dawn of the Forthcoming Chinese New Year.

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While I’ve been checking how actively our clients react on the products we released a few days ago, I have the feeling they think the recent upward trend of the financial market to be ended. Plus, they might be in fear of tightened regulations of the Chinese financial authority, particularly vis-à-vis Bitcoin.

Well, taking this opportunity, I’d say “NO. You’re wrong.” Every serious institutional investor is quite aware of the fact the market is about to soar again from the very end of this January. Meanwhile, the market pretends as if it totally depends on volatilities which seem to be uncontrollable.

However, as one of the leaders from the House of Rothschild reportedly said, the world history is being made not in a party but in a battlefield where everyone is enthusiastically trying to survive. It’s also the case for the present time.

In addition, a typical Japanese anomaly should be taken into account. While the Diet is held, the GOJ is urged to take “appropriate” measures to make the Japanese stock market go up. The next session will get started on January 20. I hope you’ve already understand what I mean to say herewith.

Well, the question is “to decide, or not to decide right now”. Wish you a great success in the midst of the Chinese New Year ahead, which usually makes the global financial market extremely exciting (BTW, Bitcoin, which sharply fell due to the “spot check” by the Chinese authority, has already started to rebound.). Good luck.

 

The Year of Cryptocurrency Has Just Begun.

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While I enjoyed refreshing myself both physically and mentally in a seaside retreat in Kahala, Hawaii, till the New Year, a new trend abruptly broke out in the global market. “Bitcoin”, the leading cryptocurrency, rocketed, and its price reached even more than 150,000 JPY per piece, which is much more than the historical record of 128,000 JPY. No one can deny any more a new era has just begun in the market.

“Seeing is believing”: In the last April, my institute officially announced the following recommendation to its closest clients in a discreet manner. “Think about including one of the emerging cryptocurrencies in your asset portfolio. Don’t hesitate to invest to Bitcoin, whereas you can’t understand what “block chain” actually means.” Some clients of mine immediately followed us, while the others did not do so by arguing, “Well, I know cryptocurrency can be used these days in the market, however, its technological advancement isn’t secured yet.” In the course of time, a trading house of cryptocurrencies in HK was broken and the enormous amount of Bitcoin was stolen by an unknown hacker. Those who had opposed to my recommendation became much more confident than ever of the vulnerability of cryptocurrencies.

And now, Bitcoin soared afterwards. By saying that, I don’t mean to say I’m right and these frightened clients are doomed to fail because of their incapability to accept something new and innovative. What I want to underline herewith is the importance for all of us to get to know the logic I followed to announce the above shown recommendation for Bitcoin.

Nothing around cryptocurrencies is clear: We don’t know who invented the brand new technology called “Block Chain”. Nobody knows who’s the guy, “Satoshi NAKAMOTO” that is supposed to be the inventor. In addition, we never know what backs cryptocurrencies, e. g., Bitcoin, except for the “belief”, or rather “rumor” that they are based on mutual confidence of those who make use of them.

Nevertheless, I myself found the following two phenomena extremely remarkable: First of all, a series of small but significant events were held in the City of London several years ago to support the geeks of cryptocurrencies. Secondly, the government of PRC released licenses to five companies to start their eCommerce business with cryptocurrencies in the last spring. As usual, I spontaneously combined these phenomena with each other to “think outside the box”. This way of analogical thinking always leads me to a new world where I can enjoy something new and innovative. It was also the case for this time. My tentative conclusion was “The City of London is about to back the cryptocurrencies, which the Chinese consumers will rush to use for unknown reasons. Based on such a sea change in the global market, the cryptocurrencies will be broadly accepted in the financial market.”

Again, “Seeing is believing”. As far as the Chinese mainland market is concerned, the local investors has been obviously seeking a technologically secured “safe haven” and finally found it. That’s exactly what we discussed so far: “Bitcoin”. The trend is irreversible, and the Bitcoin will begin to soar again before the Chinese “New Year”, I suspect. OK, the fact we could eventually understand and find out what’s the matter in the global market is more or less satisfying. However, consider the future world what will take place, when all of us think not conventional currencies printed on papers and backed by sovereign assets, but cryptocurrencies backed by “nothing” to be valuable?

The new era has just begun, which we have enormous difficulties to understand and catch up with. Don’t let yourself down and keep up with us. Stay tuned.

Time for Reflection.

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December is particularly for the Japanese the time for “consuming”. However, it’s rather the time for “reflection”, as far as I’ve got learned during being dispatched as young diplomat to Germany.

The year 2016 has been a year which contributes to make me become aware of the reason why I was born and live life as I’ve been doing. It’s been enriching my life by leading me to encounter with those who are indispensable for me to accomplish what I envisage. A part of them isn’t unfortunately aware of close collaboration with me in the very near future yet, but it’s, at least from my viewpoint, just an issue of timing. Inevitably, they and I will sooner or later begin to work on a common thing together, which will open up the new world for all of us.

Towards the forthcoming year 2017, I already know a lot of tasks will have to be done to reach the final goal of my life, “Pax Japonica”. First of all, I’ll be prepared for establishing a both specific scheme which will enable “Pax Japonica” both physically and financially. And secondly, it’s the better understanding of the ordinary Japanese that really matters. Without enhancing their awareness on “Pax Japonica”, Japan will never change herself accordingly. Thanks to several close friends and colleagues, I’ve succeeded to begin with the both tasks. In terms of the first one, I’ve been just given a great opportunity to connect myself with the fundamental structure of the human civilization by asking it to support my project “Pax Japonica” financially. For the second task, I was offered to publish my first book in English, entitled “Pax Japonica” in June 2017 from London, UK.

Even though almost everything around my mother country, Japan, is getting troubled both politically and economically in an accelerated manner, I’m rather hopeful for the very near future, where “Pax Japonica” will eventually established. In this regard, the year 2016 is being critical to kick off, and all the good will get together from all over the world to reach the goal “Pax Japonica” from 2017.

Well, that’s my life and the reason why I was born on the earth in such an exciting period. I’m really grateful to all for having made me as I am. May God bless you all.

 

Way out from Accelerated Bureaucratization of Japanese SMEs.

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Nobody can escape from one single fact: Aging. Every one of us is doomed to pass away some day. The moment of truth will come abruptly, however, the process towards the day never stops to go forward step by step.

The same thing is the case for companies. When they get started, they try to accelerate growth rate. Once they succeed to so, they seem as if they can’t stop growing. However, they are doomed to reach the level where their growth rate turns out to be slowing down. At first glance, we can’t recognize such a simple fact. But it’s true that companies, which proudly announced to rocket in the market, suddenly have to show their own aging. As a matter of fact, they inevitably die slowly.

It’s owner of these companies, particularly SMEs that matters at this stage. If they accept this as a kind of fate, they just let down their own companies, conditioned that they have already profited a lot of money from the enterprises so far. The companies’ employees, who are usually incapable of recognizing the fact that their overwhelming “bureaucratization” is leading to this fate, are used to oppose to change themselves to revitalize. Instead, they just try hard to find out “pseudo-effective” argument to override any innovative ideas and initiatives the founders/company executives dare to bring in for the better future of the companies.

As our institute, IISIA, is dedicated to support Japanese companies, particularly SMEs, in terms of global expansion and HRM, we frequently face this phenomenon. Founders and company executives make tremendous effort to remain “bullish”, but their employees never follow them. Especially in the on-going accelerated deflation of the Japanese economy, this trend can be seen everywhere in the local SME market, I think.

The only way out from this fate is quite simple: Forget the previous company with more or less sucess so far, and create a new one with new members. Even in the aging society, nobody hinders old entrepreneurs from starting up from now on. Instead of wasting time by trying to reform the corporate culture of employees who never want to change themselves and think outside the box, go forward towards new challenges with members with whom you can share new dream.

That’s exactly what we, the Japanese, are urged to recognize to enable us to establish “Pax Japonica”. Watch out.

 

All We Need Is Not Just Ideas But Money.

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On December 1 and 2, I attended the B20 conference under the German presidency in Berlin. Berlin is the city where I was given an opportunity to intensively study German language, constitutional theories and political philosophy for three semesters. Whenever I come back to this city, I’m reminded of what I felt and thought about in the past with overwhelming loneliness and hope for the future. And now, I’m accepted by the global leadership’s entity entitled “B20”, despite of the fact I voluntarily went out of governmental capacity and have been trying to change the world from outside of previous social frameworks.

Actually, B20 is still in transition process where all the participants are urged to find out why they get together there. It may sound a little bit ridiculous for those who don’t attend the process. However, it’s true that the participants are still seeking to define what it is. The terms of reference differ from presidency to presidency. For example, the previous Chinese presidency just concentrated on adapting itself to what western-oriented international organizations such as OECD had “kindly” instructed, except for Alibaba’s (pseudo-private) initiative to build up the so-called “World Trade Platform” for the sake of digitalized SMEs.

This time, the German presidency gives the participants sufficient opportunities in the venue to speak out what they were thinking about the future of global community, whereas the German Federal Government obviously tried to persuade them to accept their policies to be discussed in not B(usiness)-level, but G(overnmental)-level. For the German secretariat, governmental policies are preferred. From its viewpoint, all the participants on the B-level should understand what the Federal Government means to do, not vice versa.

B20 has been de facto regarded as a “bridge” between WEF and G20, at least so far. The “inner core” group of WEF, which might have been closely related with the esteemed western houses of financiers, is always entitled to show guidelines to the rest of the world, which international organizations are obliged to convert into specific policies. The global business communities have to be enough enlightened to understand them and are given opportunities to do “pseudo-discussions” in the framework of B20. Through B20 process, the above shown policies are to be handed over to G-level, while G20 is called on to implement all the policy recommendations of B20 originally generated by the “inner core” of WEF. The mechanism per se is perfect and is somehow maintained. However, B20 is gradually getting involved in “Sinnkrise”, or crisis of “raison d’être”.

Along with other participants, I dared to speak out for a couple of minutes in Taskforce Meeting for “Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency”. Let me summarize what I meant to express as follows:

-Since 2015 under Turkish presidency, I’ve been trying to actively participate in B20 process. Nevertheless, nothing significant happened so far, even though all the participants enthusiastically discussed in the B20 process.

-The time has been coming, when business leaders should not rely on governments any more to tackle essential issues such as climate change, as they have done so far. In the aftermath of the previous financial crisis in 2008, all the governments are still suffering and don’t have capacity to react on business leaders’ requests properly.

-Instead, all the private entities and organizations, which are dedicated to directly global issues, shall be urgently called on to collaborate with B20. In this mean, B20 needs to think “outside the box” and depart from the previous principle to just hand over its “wish list” to G-level.

-Plus, we, B20 members, need a specific “arm” to reach the goal for our common future. In this context, I personally drafted a proposal to build up a global rescue fund to tackle global common issues such as climate change, nuclear disasters and environmental protection (Please don’t forget Fukushima!). The fund shall dedicate itself to intensively invest to innovative technologies, for e.g., low carbon technologies, to accomplish the goal.

-One of the esteemed houses in East Asia kindly showed great interest in my initiative and could pledge nearly 150 billion USD for this purpose. All of the B20 participants are invited to give requests and comments to me. On December 8, I’ll be given an opportunity to discuss the issue with the leader of this house.

When I said at the very beginning of my speech, “To be honest, I’m extremely frustrated. Since nothing significant has happened so far in spite of our intensive discussions in B20”, the majority of the participants impressively showed their sympathy, which I thought to be a very positive sign for making the better world. After the session, some of the (rather younger) participants kindly showed their willingness to collaborate with me in this regard.

In the reception after the general meeting, I had an opportunity to directly express my “frustration” to Juergen Heraeus, this year’s B20 Chairman. “While the previous B20 process concentrated on making “wish lists” to G20, B20 gradually needs its own ‘arm” to combat global issues. Which one should be prioritized?”, I asked. Dr. Heraeus spontaneously answered, “We need the both”, which sounded persuading at least to me.

All we need is not just ideas but “money”, which can realize our dreams. From my viewpoint, it’s the Japanese leadership that is capable of combining the former with the latter, as they successfully did in terms of establishment of BIS beyond conflicts of interest among western powers. In this mean, I felt again the “sea change” towards Pax Japonica. Stay tuned.

 

Why Now Quest for Argentinean Beef?

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On November 22, I got back from South America, while I’ve been there for almost one week. Officially, the reason why I was there is quite simple. I just wanted to take part in this year’s APEC CEO Summit in Peru, while I compare it with other similar conferences for global business leaders such as B20. By the way, B20 will hold its first “physical” conference from 1 to 2 December under the German presidency, in which I’ll also participate.

Make sure I just mentioned “officially”. I.e., there was indeed another, much more significant reason why I was there, I mean, in South America. Can you imagine based on what I’ve been reporting through this online column?

As I had expected, nothing inspiring happened during the APEC CEO Summit. A series of “western” celebrities in global conferences such as Mark Zuckerberg, Christine Lagarde and Ian Bremmer were given opportunities to deliver their speeches to the audience, which were awfully boring with repeatedly expressed messages. MZ just screamed, “We urgently need connectivity! Only connectivity saves the world!” CL emphasized, “Only empowerment of women can raise GDP in the global economy.” IB pointed out “Pax Americana is coming to an end. But America remains a super power. Don’t be afraid.” How often did I hear the same stuffs in previous “global” meetings I attended?

Anyway, one thing was made clear to me this time: Globalism was dead. The CEO Summit was full of Chinese participants who could only speak Chinese and were not capable of communicating with foreign guests without Chinese language skills. Whenever they talked to me, they always began to ask me, “您是中国人吗?(Are you Chinese?)” For them, there is obviously one tribe in the whole world, which is proudly called “Chinese”. Why did they rush to Lima this time? They must have been invited by the Chinese authority, while they were given an honorable opportunity to listen to Xi Jinping, President of PRC. They were so excited that they didn’t forget to show well-trained “standing ovation” at the end of their top comrade from Beijing.

No, what I just described was not the stuff which led me to South America. Actually not. The only reason was rather another, much more significant one: The currently accelerating and exceeding climate change on the globe. Particularly for those who’s a new comer to this column, I’ll summarize what’s going on in the climate and human society in the following four points:

-Irregularity of solar activities became irreversible.

-That’s been causing dramatic climate change. In the northern hemisphere, “global cooling” accelerates except for the Arctic Circle, where it’s turned out to be “warming”.

-Due to “cooling” of climate, human bodies are endangered to lose immune strength.

-Everybody begins to hesitate expanding their economic activities, while the global economy per se is shrinking.

The point is, compared with the northern hemisphere, the southern one remains saved, and the center of human civilization is gradually shifting to there. That’s exactly why the British Empire covered many countries and regions in the southern hemisphere, and why the Americans tried to reach out to countries in the southern hemisphere by generous transfer of high technology called “global outsourcing”.

Nevertheless, from my viewpoint, every single country in the southern hemisphere can be nominated as savior of the global economy. Of course, the westerners, as they always do, pretend as if all the countries are well prepared to develop dramatically, which is not the case. For e.g., I’m so sorry to say our Peruvian friends have little chances to change their fundamental status in the world order. You can immediately understand what I mean to say by trying to get local foods there. Whenever you can find only little sorts of local foods, that inevitably indicates that the country and region are not capable of fostering human civilization by nature. This time, I unfortunately made sure that it’s quite the case for Peru.

Compared with Peru, my second stop, Argentina, has obviously tremendous opportunities to develop, which once seemed to be lost for decades after the WWII. Argentina is an experimental, man-made state, while local tribes were massacred. All the people with Argentinean nationality are children of ancestors, who came from outside, particularly Italy, Spain, Germany and Japan. Besides the mixture of cultures and traditions, they have fertile soil which produces splendid foods. Because of this characteristic, the Argentineans were given an opportunity to develop economically till 1920s, whereas their leadership abruptly changed the course, which led the country to both stagnation and political tragedy. That was so ridiculous that any expert can fully explain why. I personally think that these Argentinean leaders with military or ideological backgrounds were forced by the “inner core” of the world order to let down their national economy to wait for “moment of the truth”. Now that the climate change has irreversibly begun, President Macri was elected to get started with Argentinean new era.

To decide whether a certain country or region is promising in this regard, you can simply try to eat “beef” in a local restaurant. By doing so, you can immediately find out the future orientation of the country’s orientation, because beef cattle is fed with either crop or grass. The best quality of beef is always produced with the latter, which is the case in Argentina besides Kazakhstan, where westerners have been trying to penetrate. And the quality of grass is directly generated by local soil, nature product of climate. That’s the genuine “geopolitics” which the Germans developed before the end of WWII. This time, I stayed only 16 hours (!) in Buenos Aires, while I could fully ensure the brilliant future of the once capsuled country. Join me next time to enjoy Argentinean beef in BA. By the way, the next year, B20 meetings are to be held in Argentina. The world keeps on going around. Cheers.