Since being in Japan, I’ve noticed a few things. One of those things is that Japan loves Obama! There were many times when I’d come upstairs to see Obama on Japanese news shows or shows where they talk about news/current events. My friend tried to stay up really late to watch Obama’s inauguration. In the picture below, it says gambare Obama! (gambare=”good luck!”/”go for it!”/”try your best!”)
Japanese people in comedy especially like Obama, I think. In reference to this, lots of people have turned to me and said “Yes We Can!!” or “Chaaaaaaaange!!” It’s pretty strange! Especially yesterday when a 15 year old Japanese girl was shouting these things at me. Globalization, guys! This is it! Obama’s gonna save the world!!!!