Coming back to New York City from two and a half weeks in Japan, my immediate thought is:
In terms of safety, convenience, comfort, and efficiency, Japan is one of the greatest countries in the world as these are benefits primarily derived from being highly homogeneous.
But if you want to learn how the whole world can coexist peacefully in the future, there is no better city to study than New York City.
When homogeneous countries confront the true face of diversity, as the Europeans are facing now, they show their true colors.
New York with its countless problems is still at the cutting edge of globalization.