Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Japan takes a rather unusual perspective on the world and its interesting to see the rest of the world through the eyes of Japanese people. For one, everything seems a million miles away. Events in America, Europe, Iraq all seem to occur in another parallel universe. Yet, even the American election and inauguration of Obama have had a huge impact over here.

At an izakaya (pub) last night I became aware of the full impact when talking to three Japanese about the inauguration. None of them spoke any English other than very basis words such as “hello” and “thank you” etc. But all three of them knew the words from his acceptance speech – “Yes We Can”.

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