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Obama Visits Japan

US President Barack Obama closed his 10-day trip to Asia in Japan. Although, it will take a while to gauge the overall success of his trip, it is good to see a warm response from those in Japan. The first time Obama visited Japan as POTUS, he reflected on eating green tea ice cream (matcha… Keep Reading

Arizona Turns Japanese

Well, not exactly but this story may hit home for some of the expatriates in Japan. Arizona’s new immigration law adds some punch to law enforcement and the State’s quest to crackdown on illegal immigration: The law requires police to question people about their immigration status — including asking for identification — if they suspect… Keep Reading

President Obama’s Speech and Bow in Tokyo, Japan

What do you think of the speech? Part I Part II Part III Part IV Additionally, what do you think of POTUS bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko? Some Americans are angry that he bowed. I’m more upset that he wasn’t informed to either bow or shake hands, not both. I wonder… Keep Reading


Leaving the President behind

The agenda for the summit will include discussion on: Japan-U.S. relations. Japan-U.S. cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Japan-U.S. cooperation on global issues. The article excerpt below is via Aya Igarashi and Hideki Kawasaki for the Yomiuri Shimbun. I wonder how the summit meeting will turn out? “U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first visit… Keep Reading


President-elect Barack Obama Victory Speech

  FULL TEXT: PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Its the answer told… Keep Reading

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