Countdown To Celebration In Obama City, Japan

The residents of Obama City in Japan are counting down the hours to a
Barack Obama presidency.

The sleepy fishing town in western Japan has been the nation's leading cheerleader for Obama. The city is trying to cash in on Obama's popularity... city leaders have launched various tourist campaigns and products.

Everything from Obama sweet bean cakes and cookies, to Obama chopsticks are sold at a local souvenir shop welcoming tourists with an "I love Obama" sign. One U-S tourist visiting the city from California said she wanted to be in Obama city when President-elect Obama was sworn in.

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  • by Me on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    How coincidental, except I'm counting down to the END of his presidency.

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