Today, the world continues to face crises on many planes—the four-year decline of America’s economy, political tensions erupting into violence in Asia over territorial disputes involving key islands, the European Union’s economic turmoil, and tensions in the Middle East exploding into war between Israel and Palestine, to name just a few. The turbulent state of world economics, politics, and religious coexistence has prompted Master Ryuho Okawa to provide truthful and factual information regarding the intentions and plans of our world’s leaders. The world is indeed “standing in the middle of a crisis.” America will face a near-crisis when the fiscal cliff arrives, and Japan and other Asian countries are on the verge of being invaded by China. America, still the reigning superpower, and its president will face the inevitable challenges of making critical decisions that will have lasting effects around the world. The world’s future depends on America and Japan.