By Benjamin J. Butler
Japan and the World
Readers will know that I favor seeing the whole through the parts, a phenomenon that I call holographic finance. On my trip to Japan I look at both what is happening on the ground and also what light it spills on global events.
I have always respected Japan for its ancient culture, good tastes and immense list of culinary delights. But architecturally, I found Tokyo a bit of an eyesore, compared to the beauty of the temples of Kyoto. When I used to live in Tokyo I would always endeavor to find homes near parks, and towards the end, when I had a bit more financial firepower, I had a nice apartment overlooking the Imperial Palace.