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Cultural Collision


A cutout of Barack Obama on the cover of an address book.
Here we see a friendly picture of President Barack Obama gracing the cover of a Japanese beer bar’s address book. He greets the onlooker with a simple “Hi”.

“Cultural Collisions” like this stand out to me, and I usually find them hilarious. Part of me wants to ask “why?” when I encounter this kind of thing, but sometimes I think it’s better just to take it as it is and laugh. Happy Friday from Tokyo!

One Comment

  1. Lord Balto Lord Balto March 2, 2013

    The writing looks like it’s hand drawn, so I have to assume the picture was clipped from a magazine or something and someone wrote “Hi” because obviously Barack would be expected to say something in English. I think you may be reading more into this than really exists.

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