Skip to comments.Why is he bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito?
Posted on 11/13/2009 9:10:01 PM PST by STARWISE
Is Hillary in charge of the State briefings? Maybe this is Hillary's revenge! "He may have won the Presidency, but I'm going to make him bow down every chance I get."
That's my take. I lived about 4 1/2 years in Japan.
I agree with you. Not only is it humiliating as you say, it is also degrading. In a country that values “face” or saving face so very highly, the Japanese must not only be somewhat surprised by Obama’s intentional loss of face, but also his naivete’,stupidity and immaturity. God help us.
He has no honor in this Americans way of thinking. But you are right about the Japanese. They will just see him as a submissive boob. So will those nut jobs in the middle east. Obama is a dangerous disgrace. Man of the world my ass.
Thank you for all that great info...
The Japanese are polite people and honor and protocol is important to them...
Although they would not have pointed out his error to himm...
Barry would have “lost face” with them when he did that...
This is how a real American president greeted the Emperor.
LOL! That’s the DU reply. Idiots
Wtf? First the Saudi king, now the Japanese emperor??
The discreet knee-bend did not escape me. He would’ve hit the floor if his tiny mind, huge ego and evil faith were sans camera.
Thank you for your insightful explanation.
My knowledge of the subject is derived more from business dealings, not diplomacy, but one look at the picture said something was ~really~ wrong.
We are still out here. Welcome to America. Where did you come from?
Its a parody of a very deeply significant gesture in Japan. A mockery of Japanese culture, whether Obama intended that or not. Few Japanese have the privilege of bowing to the Emperor, and if this photo makes the news in Japan, it will be seen as a veiled insult, especially by the more conservative elements in Japan.
At this level of diplomacy, the game is played for keeps.
Obama has blown his whole visit.
The strange thing is he has no African American ancestry, but bows more deeply than any American slave ever did.
Thank you for your kind words. We are doing are best in this seemingly upside down world. God, family, country are priorities.
The Japanese not only have the #2 economy in the world, they have been our best friends since the war.
I will never forget Araw ng Kagitingan, but that was in another era and I can forgive their descendents.
Other than genetic cluelessness?
Actually, he was reared in a culture where bowing was automatic and a priority.
Nevertheless, he’s a traitorous idiot in his use of it in Office.
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