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The following statements may seem brash right now, but their meanings will become clearer in the explanations and examples that follow. Japan is in a kind of ec... ... middle of paper ... ...ld, and contributing to the US National debt. Japan's unstoppable victory against us has helped them gain the position of being the richest country in the world, a position America used to hold. Works Cited Bibliography: Choate, Pat. Agents of Influence.