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[BREAKING] JAPAN MAINSTREAM "NIKKEI" NEWS CALLS OBAMA CANCELLING ASIA TRIP (VIA TWITTER) "INSULTING"
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Tokyo (Original in Japanese) ^ | 14 March 2010 | AmericanInTokyo

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"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amateurs; asia; bho44; bhoasia; bhovisit; gibbs; healthcare; japan; nationalsecurityfail; obama; obamacare; snub; socialism; socialisthealthcare; tokyo; twitter
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First, that idiotic Obama Imperial "bow" four months ago in Tokyo, now another abject slap across the face of critical Asia by official Washington D.C. (Obama Administration) by a bunch of absolutely useless and hopeless international, diplomatic OAFS.

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)

1 posted on 03/13/2010 8:36:15 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: SevenofNine

Ping


2 posted on 03/13/2010 8:38:04 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you for this!


3 posted on 03/13/2010 8:38:09 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction (LOLcat sez: "ObamaCare: Do Not Want!")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Well hell the Japanese are right.Obama Is Insulting.They're not lying.
4 posted on 03/13/2010 8:38:13 AM PST by puppypusher
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Thanks go to "Nikkei!" They are the ones reporting it...I am just passing on to FR.

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.

Just watch.

5 posted on 03/13/2010 8:40:37 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 8:40:39 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


7 posted on 03/13/2010 8:40:44 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


8 posted on 03/13/2010 8:40:45 AM PST by SmartInsight
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


9 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:16 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

But the world is going to love us if we elect a bi-racial, 1/2 Christian/ 1/2 muslim socialist pig.


10 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:22 AM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: Rocky

There is someting sarong about the whole sordid thing!!


11 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:59 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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.

Live and learn...

13 posted on 03/13/2010 8:42:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They’d eventually find out that Obama despises Asians ~ something from his childhood no doubt.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 8:42:14 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Drudge might be interested in this.


15 posted on 03/13/2010 8:42:48 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Not just Europe. Lots of other countries, too, including, if I’m not mistaken, Japan.


16 posted on 03/13/2010 8:43:12 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

...we gotta listen to him everyday, they should be happy they got a small reprieve.


17 posted on 03/13/2010 8:43:21 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


18 posted on 03/13/2010 8:44:26 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

But . . . but Obama promised to restore respect for America throughout the world.


19 posted on 03/13/2010 8:44:58 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

hubris noun. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance:

20 posted on 03/13/2010 8:44:59 AM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


21 posted on 03/13/2010 8:46:22 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The whole world is now finding out what we knew all along these Idiots are stupid..


22 posted on 03/13/2010 8:46:28 AM PST by PLD
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Do the Japanese understand that we have a bunch of ideologues running the U.S. right now. They are crass, uneducated, and certainly have NO respect for other cultures.

Zeros last trip known as the Bow campaign should have given them a clue as to the trailer trash mentality is in the WH.

23 posted on 03/13/2010 8:46:35 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Hoodat

...right after he lowered the sea levels.


24 posted on 03/13/2010 8:46:41 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Amateurs. Idiots. Morons. Jerks. Assholes. Way in over their heads.

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.

25 posted on 03/13/2010 8:47:31 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Get in line.

Obamao has managed to insult every last one of our allies.

His love affair with muslim countries is fraying as well.


26 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:03 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It is worse than sending the Queen of England DVD’s as a present.

Actually, it was the blind Prime Minister who was the recipient of the DVDs. The Queen got an Ipod filled with Obama's speeches.

27 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:13 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
AIT....thanks for the report. I don't know what we would do without the incisive news and updates you report from your FReeper outpost in Japan.

Wow, Free Republic is where it's at!

Leni

28 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:24 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Obama is nothing more than a rank amateur idealist.


29 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:39 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: McGruff
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30 posted on 03/13/2010 8:50:10 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How many of our allies has he insulted now? I’ve lost track.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 8:50:27 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I cut and pasted the Japanese characters in to Google translater and it came out with this.

U.S. President postponed his trip to Asia, "Twitter's" ripples in
32 posted on 03/13/2010 8:50:27 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: headstamp 2

third class, really embarrassing. speaks poorly for the United States, actually. ;-(


33 posted on 03/13/2010 8:50:36 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: All
Obama: Ebonics for No Class Gibbs:Ebonics for Dumb Ass
34 posted on 03/13/2010 8:51:29 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: PLD

Maybe not stupid...but definitely arrogant and self-centered.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 8:52:52 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ETL

36 posted on 03/13/2010 8:54:30 AM PST by FReepaholic
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To: rdl6989

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.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 8:54:48 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The president acting unpresidential, embarrassing .

His true self is showing through the facade.

38 posted on 03/13/2010 8:55:15 AM PST by opentalk
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I was hoping he’d go and they’d keep him.


39 posted on 03/13/2010 8:55:26 AM PST by sunny48
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I just sent your story to DrudgeReport. Keep an eye on them to see if they pick it up!


40 posted on 03/13/2010 8:56:28 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Are there ANY of our allies who he hasn’t insulted? Are there any of our enemies who he hasn’t embraced?


41 posted on 03/13/2010 9:00:52 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It is worse than sending the Queen of England DVD’s as a present.

Unviewable DVDs.

Bought for cheap!!!


42 posted on 03/13/2010 9:01:05 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: McGruff

Everytime I see that pic he reminds me of Mussolini..


43 posted on 03/13/2010 9:01:19 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: MinuteGal
I appreciate that. But I would not use "outpost" though ;-) Not from the world's second largest economy, clearly one of the most modern, cleanest, hardworking nations on the earth in terms of daily living, with 160 million interesting people, if not tops in some of these categories....Japan. But I get the point and accept the thanks. Blessings to you....;-)
44 posted on 03/13/2010 9:01:20 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: Hoodat

What an arrogant asshat.


45 posted on 03/13/2010 9:01:32 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The One BTTT


46 posted on 03/13/2010 9:03:46 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding! We have a WINNER!!!


47 posted on 03/13/2010 9:04:04 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: SandRat; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; AmericanInTokyo; TigerLikesRooster; All

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


48 posted on 03/13/2010 9:04:33 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


49 posted on 03/13/2010 9:04:56 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

AWESOME!

Sent to DRUDGE!

The president is an incomparable fool.


50 posted on 03/13/2010 9:05:09 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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