Skip to comments.[BREAKING] JAPAN MAINSTREAM "NIKKEI" NEWS CALLS OBAMA CANCELLING ASIA TRIP (VIA TWITTER) "INSULTING"
Posted on 03/13/2010 8:36:15 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
The Japanese daily equivalent to the American "Wall Street Journal", the "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" (or "Nikkei" for short) has run a Japanaese language story just now reporting the slamming that Obama and Gibbs are getting for not only cancelling the Obama Asian trip, but in the rather crass, cavalier, informal and rude way it was apparantly gingerly announced (by Gibbs apparantly) through "Twitter".
Alludes in Japanese that this is insulting in an Asian context.
Original article (link provided to Japanese) is: 米大統領のアジア歴訪延期、「ツイッター発表」で波紋
Or my translation: "Obama's Asian Trip Postponement; (White House) Announcement Via 'Twitter' Causes Waves"
The Japanese story (per link) is short but actually good. Slams Gibbs and their attitude, and also then, humorously so, gets into good detail for the Japanese people about Obama not being so wildly popular in the United States anymore.
No joke, this is the closing paragraph, written as if they are breaking the news to the Japanese slowly somehow that Icarus has fallen from the sky...which will surprise so many Japanese as they had this Obama out as a God for many months on end both in mainstream Japanese press and mainstream foreign press on which the Japan press often uncritically fed.
Folks, you cannot make this stuff up. They even mention right in the end that Barack Obama now seems to be avoiding the American Press, even more vigorously so than his predecessor, George W. Bush - due to Obama's plummeting public support. (Paraphrasing synopsis-wise in English from the original Japanese)
Thank you for this!
The major Japanese conservative daily circulation SANKEI NEWS is going to pick it up too, soon, if D.C. bureau chief Yukihisa Komori is true to form. ;-) LOL Probably JIJI, Yomiuri, Fuji, NNN, they will all pile on so as to not be left behind.
I guess on his upcoming Asia trip, he will have to bow more deeply. In his sarong. Perhaps he should touch his lips to the floor in abject humility and submission.
He’s just alienating everyone now, isn’t he?
When Obama was elected, Europe fawned all over him. Lately, they haven’t. I think they figured out what a fraud he is. Too bad, more Americans haven’t.
Thanks for translating and posting this.
Obama was supposed to “make the world love us”, and instead he is alienating our friends and makes a laughing stock of the US to our enemies.
He TWITTERED his change in plans instead of having the ambassador to Japan personally deliver his change of itinerary? Jeez, I am an ignorant gaijin and even I know how insulting this is. It is worse than sending the Queen of England DVD’s as a present.
But the world is going to love us if we elect a bi-racial, 1/2 Christian/ 1/2 muslim socialist pig.
There is someting sarong about the whole sordid thing!!
So glad you report on some of the foreign press, AIT. Most of our press, including some on Fox, still write as though they think the universe revolves around Obama.
Live and learn...
They’d eventually find out that Obama despises Asians ~ something from his childhood no doubt.
Drudge might be interested in this.
Not just Europe. Lots of other countries, too, including, if I’m not mistaken, Japan.
...we gotta listen to him everyday, they should be happy they got a small reprieve.
I expected no less of this group so the Japanese should not be surprised either, but I’m glad they are calling them out on it.
But . . . but Obama promised to restore respect for America throughout the world.
hubris noun. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance:
I can imagine that just the sudden change in plans would rile Japan and the other countries he is traveling to. I’m sure they’ve gone through a lot of time and expense to set up this trip, keep him secure and all that, and now he’s just changing plans on a whim. They might have been more understanding if his reasons had to do with a real crisis or emergency, but delaying his trip because he wants to see death care passed is not a good reason. If I were these countries, I would be insulted too.
It’s like you plan to visit a friend — he/she takes off work, buys plenty of food and plans some kind of entertainment...goes through all that trouble, and then you just blow your friend off. Good job mr. president.
The whole world is now finding out what we knew all along these Idiots are stupid..
Zeros last trip known as the Bow campaign should have given them a clue as to the trailer trash mentality is in the WH.
...right after he lowered the sea levels.
Because they have little to no experience in either business, diplomacy or international affairs and sensitively handling people abroad. They are elitist Marxist professors and standard bolshevik street scum community organizers, probably many of them with passports for the first time in their lives. Propel them suddenly onto the world stage and the big leagues: and you get THIS.
The Japanese weeklies were reporting in November about how RUDE Obama's November Tokyo delegation with him was, and that includings Gibbs, Jarrett, Emmanuel and Axelrod, some of them who were nodding off in the summit meeting with Prime Minister Hatoyama. Sheesh. Jet lag, smet lag. That's what coffee is for you jerks! And toughing out a Tokyo meeting after arriving from the US, until one gets back to the hotel room and can then catch up and crash/collapse.
Get in line.
Obamao has managed to insult every last one of our allies.
His love affair with muslim countries is fraying as well.
Actually, it was the blind Prime Minister who was the recipient of the DVDs. The Queen got an Ipod filled with Obama's speeches.
Wow, Free Republic is where it's at!
Obama is nothing more than a rank amateur idealist.
How many of our allies has he insulted now? I’ve lost track.
third class, really embarrassing. speaks poorly for the United States, actually. ;-(
Maybe not stupid...but definitely arrogant and self-centered.
And the countries who are not insulted are just amused by how far we have fallen.
Reagan was not perfect, but he commanded respect. This guy just invites ridicule.
His true self is showing through the facade.
I was hoping he’d go and they’d keep him.
I just sent your story to DrudgeReport. Keep an eye on them to see if they pick it up!
Are there ANY of our allies who he hasn’t insulted? Are there any of our enemies who he hasn’t embraced?
It is worse than sending the Queen of England DVDs as a present.
Bought for cheap!!!
Everytime I see that pic he reminds me of Mussolini..
What an arrogant asshat.
The One BTTT
Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding! We have a WINNER!!!
OH OH Busted it thanks for the ping man
Sandrat did you read UK Daily mail earlier this week VP Joe Biden kept Bibi waiting for 90 minutes in israel HELLO not cool man
I bet Bibi put out tea and refreshment not cool
If you going for Tea party don’t keep your host waiting that very bad
The world is finally really catching on to this communists piece of crap. The damage he has done to our image will take many years to recover and if his communists machine is not dethroned America is doomed.
Sent to DRUDGE!
The president is an incomparable fool.
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