Sunday, March 9, 2008

Yokoso Obama City, Japan!

Monday, February 4, 2008- The Daitoryo Pachinko Parlor created this advertisement when the February 5, 2008 primaries took place. Daitoryo means president in Japanese hence the advertisement. A Pachinko Parlor is an establishment with number slots, music and entertainment. Pachinko parlors are VERY popular in Japan.

The unsolicited, volunteer group in support of Senator Obama's campaign consists of businesses, government officials and residents. The picture below is one of the first creations that a business used in championing the namesake.

It is extraordinary how the U.S. Presidential election is influencing this small fishing town and the world.

WELCOME to Obama City, Japan!
Share my world on living abroad, in this coastal fishing town of 32,000 people in the Wakasa region of Fukui Prefecture while supporting U.S. Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama. An unsolicited Group that Supports Barack Obama Voluntarily (I call them “Obama for Obama”) follows the U.S. Presidential campaign and uses the namesake to promote this beautifully historic place. Throughout my first-ever blog, I will share with you life in Obama City, Japan and my political views on this historical U.S. Presidential election.

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