Instead of studying, I decided to peruse some blogs. Low and behold, I came across some old articles about Barack Obama. I know, it sounds boring. How about the town of Obama? Alright, you are probably thinking that there is practically a city named after everyone in the States. How about if this city was Japan? So? More interesting. Well, this city also loves Obama like he is practically a representative of the small fishing town.
"As the race for the nomination heated up, the town's tourism office received a stream of calls from locals wishing Obama well. On Super Tuesday, supporters nervously clutched photos of Obama as they watched the results come in at their makeshift headquarters in a hotel, whose lobby is currently home to a large portrait of the candidate."
"Obama's most ardent fans, who include a hotel executive and a couple of farmers, believe their campaign, like that of their hero, is gathering momentum. With his name recognition at an all-time high, they plan to produce hachimaki "victory" headbands - a common campaign accoutrement in Japan - themed lacquerware chopsticks, and manju sweet buns bearing his name and face."
Article and Quotes from the Guardian
Pictures from Google News