If you follow international news at all, then you already know how important the Far East has become to our global economy. It is said that China, for example, will soon pass the United States as the world’s leading consumer nation. Japan’s technological trailblazing has kept it a very powerful economic force for decades. South Korea, Vietnam and, of course, the Middle East are each becoming bigger players on the world stage, and all are creating a new generation of capitalists and consumers. And, as those of us in the United States well know, capitalists and consumers file lawsuits.