Japanese City Celebrating The Presidential Elect By The Same Name

A small city in Japan is celebrating Barack Obama's victory in the
presidential election.

If you haven"t heard by now, there's a city on the Western Japanese
coast named Obama City... or Obama Town. Obviously, the city shares its name with the new U-S president elect. When the results of the election became official, obama city broke into celebration mode.

People cheered, troupes of hula dancers performed and dozens of
supporters shouted Obama, Obama, Obama.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    Stacey, I guess you didn't watch Obama's speach last night, because I saw a million very happy Americans.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:24 AM
    Over the last 8 years America has lost the respect of much of the world. This is what we need. We will become a great country again in the eyes of the world.
  • by Look Around on Nov 5, 2008 at 05:29 AM
    Stacey go ahead and poke around the net. It's not scary. The consensus worldwide is that Americans made the right choice. I've read many testimonials of people in England, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa to name a few that state they have a newly earned appreciation and respect for America. These are all good things. President Obama is the change we need. Oh and as far as not seeing Americans as happy, you can consider me one... There's also a story here on WITN about people celebrating on 5th St. in Greenville last night.
  • by Stacey Location: NC on Nov 5, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    Scarey! I haven't seen any americans as happy. I hope people know what they have done, they will not like it later on. Just wait!!

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