% of world population doesn’t really matter - there’s huge areas of Africa and Asia that have really large popluations yet contribute little to the World economically (or culturally)
Economic power is what matters ...
US + Japan = an economic powerhouse
(and based on SOLID, verifiable economic numbers, not the house-of-cards statistical scam going on in China)
This has rapidly made itself my favorite educational picture on the distribution of global population. Those not from South or East Asia don't seem to have too good a grip on the reality of that distribution.
Great news. The Japanese are tough competitors but honorable. The Chinese have simply no concept of keeping one’s word.