Obama Moves On Obama


Obama is looking to cash in on having the same name as Obama, we hear.

The Obama (小浜) in question is a town in Fukui Prefecture which has tenuously sought to hitch itself onto President Elect Barack Obama’s coattails, supporting his presidential bid on the basis that his name is coincidentally of a similar pronunciation to that of the otherwise unremarkable small Japanese town.

Not satisfied with being previously acknowledged by the now President Elect, the mayor now seeks to bestow upon Obama the honour of becoming a “Special Honourary Citizen” of the town, perhaps whether he likes it not: he announced that he is exploring the matter to reporters, though it is still not clear what the Obama camp thinks of all this.

The mayor crows at his luck: “We were supporting his bid with all our hearts, we’re really delighted.”

He goes on to state his motive: “I’d like to bring Obama the city to the world’s notice too.”

His enthusiastic toadying continues even further in his congratulatory message to Mr Obama: “Should you visit Japan, it would be an honour for us to have the pleasure of receiving you here in Obama.”

Via Jiji.

Expect the Japanese press to keep returning to this, as the pun goes about as far as it can: オバマ氏 / Obama-shi (Mr Obama) and 小浜市 / Obama-shi (Obama City) leave little possibility of refraining from wordplay in headlines…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 16/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obama= grovelling idiot wanna be, whore of the world. Primo don liar extrordinaire. Epic failure.....bow any lower and Obama could suck akihito's cock and take it up his ass. Epic failure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 11/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only epic failure around here is YOU, and your insipid hatred of all things not-white. Take your hate elsewhere, preferably with like minded people who are too afraid to voice their real opinions out into the real world in fear of retribution.

    Comment by Someone
    00:28 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...more shit about Obama... I sick of earing that man name.
    Will some once shoot him down... please is just one more bloodsucking politic what ever happends hes not going to be of mutch help, the world already to messup enough

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    Comment by H8gwb
    15:42 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahh, politics. The only thing I know that is a surefire way to expose rambling idiots on the internet.

    Comment by kareal
    07:36 06/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan. Using anything to their economic advantage

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    Comment by H8gwb
    16:00 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It shouldn't be TOO surprising. After all, they're only like 40 years ahead of China.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Replace "Japan" with "local government" and I think you're closer to the truth...

    Comment by Daisuke.exe
    10:57 07/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, you're right Artefact. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 19/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    must everyone kiss this man's ass? Do you really agree with 100% of his policies? he's just some politician not a messiah.

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    Comment by xSASxZaros
    18:37 25/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is not the messiah! He's a very naughty boy!

    Comment by Anon
    13:52 24/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes he is! He will will turn water to wine and walk on water. :P

    You seem butthurt. Either that or jaded in government.

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