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A Report From Obama, Japan

On this historic day in American history, I wanted to reference Sarah’s excellent report from the coincidentally-named town of Obama, Japan:

I spent the past weekend in Obama, and awesome doesn’t even begin to describe how awesome it was.

Obama, a fishing village on the Sea of Japan, has transformed itself into a hotbed of Barack Obama activism. Although, I suspect the people of Obama are rooting for Obama not because they like his politics, but because they like his name.

The charming portrait of Obama featured in the flags and posters that line the town’s main street looks like it was sketched in about five minutes.

She includes plenty of photos, including this crazy clay statue.

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