The differences among these food guides are subtle (no one has meat, or "protein" as the USDA calls it, as the core food group) but meaningful. The Singapore Pyramid says "1/2 serving should come from dairy or other high calcium products," presumably each day. In contrast, our new MyPlate has one serving of dairy consumed with every meal, presumably 3 times a day. And, incredibly, the Mediterranean Pyramid puts red meat at the absolute pinnacle of its pyramid! The only way it could depict "eat less of this" is if it didn't appear at all.
A notable feature of this guide from Japan is how little fruit it recommends. If you liken the top's bottom to our pyramid's tip, you'd be eating fruit more as a condiment than as a substantial portion of the day's calories. And look at the quantity of vegetables!
I'll come clean ... I think our new MyPlate is a little fruit-heavy. But it's a minor grievance.