At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves.
I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.
If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.
People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.
When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together.
I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world.
I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.