I remember the day when many women in Kyoto were wearing the traditional kimono -- men, too. Today, it's a rare sight. They dress like they're in Tokyo. The women are much more stylish than those in America; and the men are very proper in dark suits, white shirts and conservative neckties. Those not dressed this way are probably tourists.

And everyone is slim, which proves, per pound, the Japanese are probably the most intelligent in the world.