Here's an interesting article from the New York Times about the recent news that Japan's economy has slipped from the number two spot to the number three. In a way, he:s saying it:s a good thing, because it takes the pressure off. Sounds like slacker talk to me! Get on the ball, Japan! Or would that be, get on the バール?
In seriousness, though, I think that if conditions remain as they are, China, the one who took over the number two spot, will be on its way to take over the number one spot from the United States. It's just a matter of time!