This chart - of credit creation as a percentage of GDP - tells you a lot about these four economies.
Credit creation is only up in Japan since 2007 - a product of stimulatory fiscal and monetary policy.
Meanwhile in the Eurozone things have all but broken down. It's still accurate to refer to the currency bloc as experiencing a "credit crunch".
The numbers come from a table tweeted by Pawel Morski.
A two-line table with most of what you need to know about the global economy? Here you go: http://t.co/sGZOEM9583
— Paweł Morski (@Pawelmorski) December 9, 2013