Vladimir Putin

Suma, His Excellency Michiaki

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Reference to the Summit Conference of seven industrialized countries, including Canada, to take place in Tokyo for the first time, over the course of the next two months. The subject of the address is the country and people of Japan, a poorly understood culture, that understanding necessary to building a stronger association between Canada and Japan. The premise that people are greatly affected by their geography and climate. This premise in relation to the Japanese. The double nature of the Japanese. An examination and explication of the Japanese people and culture. The concepts of "vertical" and "horizontal;" the division of work and home; the relationship between boss and subordinate. Qualifications and characteristics of leaders in Japan. Japan's position in the world. Goals for the future of Japan.