This book is a collection of the articles that Yoshiko Sakurai recently published in various magazines. Her interests are wide-ranging, from such domestic issues as the bureaucratic reform and the education reform to such international problems as the history issues and the North Korea problem. Her stance is clearly expressed in the introductory part, where she maintains that the US is gradually losing its power, whereas China is rapidly increasing its presence and influence in Asia. In particular, she emphasizes that China has adopted “shrewd tactics” to isolate Japan morally by publicizing the history issues and to weaken the Japan-US relationship by organizing anti-Japanese movements within the US, where the recent Senate resolution on the “comfort women" problem is a result of such movements. She also points out that the US may appear to be leaning toward China, rather than Japan, possibly due to the lack of knowledge about China’s intension on the part of US officials. Therefore, she concludes that Japan should be strong and have courage to speak out and insist on its principle and values for the purpose of overcoming adversity and leading the world in the 21st century. Having read this book, I had an impression that Yoshiko Sakurai mmay be a hard-core anti-communist opinion leader, rather than a pure Japanese nationalist, as indicated by her background, that is that she was born in Vietnam, educated in Hawaii and worked as a journalist at the Tokyo bureau of Chiristian Science Monitor, before becoming a TV newscaster in Tokyo.