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WHITE HOUSE GAFFE: Uses Female First Name for Japan's (Very) Male PRIME MINISTER (Donilon Trip)
Yahoo!Japan Video News from JNN Major TV Network ^ | 28 July 2012 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 07/29/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

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The Japanese major television network JNN (and others) reported on its national news today as well as website a hefty diplomatic faux pas by the Obama White House and national security team in advance of White House's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's trip here to Tokyo.

The gaffe is referred to in this short video clip (at link) of JNN Network News today.

Go to link, hit white arrow in center of photo to stream; stream may be up one more day and may not work on all systems. Hilarious.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoasia; bhonsa; donilon; gaffes; japan; noda; nsa; obamafail; obamagaffes; whitehousegaffes
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In the White House report and schedule, highlighted on the White House Home Page, they refer to a planned meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister "Yoshiko" (sic) Noda. "Yoshiko" is a common female Japanese name. This had the Japanese scratching their heads with one big massive "WTH?!" (See video)

The actual given name of the Prime Minister of the world third largest economy, Japan, is a male name as the Prime Minister himself is very male. ("Yoshihiko").

This would be akin to a briefing book or press release prepared out of the Prime Minister's Agency in advance of a top official visit to the US, making reference to "Barbara Obama".

Amateurs.

Still.

Wonder if they will have Leaker-In-Chief Donilon engage in the stupid looking feigned Japanese bowing deep with hand extended for handshake-type greetings which is also a social faux pas in Japan and which Obama goofed up over. Or Obama's senior staff three years ago in Tokyo at the Prime Minister Hatoyama's office falling asleep or yawning due to "jet lag". You can't make this stuff up. Will adults ever be in charge again (when it comes to one of the most critical US bilateral foreign relations with a major friendly power)?

1 posted on 07/29/2012 12:24:01 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Barack Osama bin Biden strikes again.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 12:36:31 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

bump


3 posted on 07/29/2012 12:42:52 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks for sharing, AIT, as we won’t see this in restricted America.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 1:09:07 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AmericanInTokyo

BTTT!


5 posted on 07/29/2012 1:10:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Not to worry. The head of the Regime knows where he and his country stand with respect to the world.

The President of the United States is a disgrace!

6 posted on 07/29/2012 1:25:31 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: TigerLikesRooster; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; SevenofNine

You folks all check this out now, OK?


7 posted on 07/29/2012 1:34:49 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; SevenofNine; Ronin; gaijin

You folks all check this out now, OK?


8 posted on 07/29/2012 1:35:16 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: presently no screen name

Probably not, but if it goes viral from FR, then the MSM will have no choice but to report it. Particularly if it is made a news item for the Monday conservative talk shows reaching millions of listeners. What idiots, those White House morons.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 1:36:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Maurice Tift

Even Bush would not make an error like this. Will the MSM talk about it NO! Obama is a Perfect President who need not work at the job. He’s a fool—out of his water. This will be made clear in the next few weeks as the debates start.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 1:47:06 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: cynwoody
I refuse to admit or even allow that this piece of shyte is the "president" of my country.

The country formerly known as The United States Of America.

The shame and disgrace is unbearable.

11 posted on 07/29/2012 2:05:41 AM PDT by Blado (Obamunism is the cancer... you know the answer.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Did you send it to Rush?

I don’t read Drudge any longer since his Blood Thursday on Newt - but he’s in Mitt’s corner so anything new on Barry and his admin, I’m sure he’d like to know about it.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 2:06:09 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AmericanInTokyo


13 posted on 07/29/2012 2:08:23 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Maurice Tift

LOL, this is how we all need to refer to this man....


14 posted on 07/29/2012 2:52:13 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Third picture....”Our Apologies”...thought that was the new official White House apology page..


15 posted on 07/29/2012 2:59:14 AM PDT by jughandle (7500 psi)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Even Bush would not make an error like this.

Yeah, Bush the Daddy would just barf on the guy.

16 posted on 07/29/2012 3:17:15 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: AmericanInTokyo
That's IT !!!

Barbara obama.

Rush ... are you listening ??

17 posted on 07/29/2012 3:28:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I remember a year or so ago that Obama called his own wife “Michael” when he misread the teleprompter.

If he can’t get his own wife’s name correct, we can’t expect much more out of him in foreign countries.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 4:09:17 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: AmericanInTokyo

HAHAHAHA!

The only thing funnier would be if Noda noritsukkomi-ed the mistake.

“So desu ne~. Atashi, genki shitemasu wa~. DO AHO!”


19 posted on 07/29/2012 4:20:28 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Get huma’s whore to hit the reset button.

LLS


20 posted on 07/29/2012 4:34:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
There is Yoshiko Noda. She should probably go to WH.:-)

Yoshiko Noda

Yoshiko Noda
KevinAdded by Kevin
Yoshiko Noda (野田よし子, Noda Yoshiko) is a Japanese Actress.

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  • Name: Yoshiko Noda (野田よし子, Noda Yoshiko)
  • Birth date: February 23, 1970
  • Birthplace: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 5' 5" (165cm)

Filmography


21 posted on 07/29/2012 4:39:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Got another pic:


22 posted on 07/29/2012 4:42:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Here are some nice Yoshikos for comparison:


23 posted on 07/29/2012 4:43:57 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Even Bush would not make an error like this.”

But GHWB did puke on the Japanese PM.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’m sure the NYT will give full attention to this gaffe, as they have been doing every time Romney gets an unfavorable headline abroad. Yes, that’s sarcasm.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 5:30:59 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...

Barbara 0bama

Barbara 0bama
26 posted on 07/29/2012 6:36:19 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Yeah, Bush the Daddy would just barf on the guy.


George Sr had a stomach bug. It’s not much of an excuse.

I’m convinced the current administration fired all of the competent protocol people and hired a team of professional morons.

There is absolutely no excuse to screw up something posted on a website if you have competent protocol people performing reviews. You don’t post the names of friendly foreign leaders without first checking accuracy.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 6:37:40 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Ironically, Barack is also a girl’s name.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 6:38:04 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They list her blood type. Strange.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 6:40:30 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Remember when W called Spain’s PM Anzar instead of Aznar and he was pilloried for it?


30 posted on 07/29/2012 6:50:44 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Kirkwood

It’s a cultural thing here (I believe it was started by the Germans around the time of WW II)...

They judge personalities by blood type, so it is very common to be asked for your blood type when first meeting people :p

I just tell them my blood type is ‘X’ ;)


31 posted on 07/29/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I think Japan should host a diplomatic dinner for 0bama and his crew, including Donilon.

With sloppily prepared fugu (blowfish), for the honored guests.

Thanks for the ping AiT, don’t forget about us back here behind the Communist enemy lines.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 7:53:11 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jet Jaguar; TigerLikesRooster; SandRat; tomkow6; LUV W; monkapotamus

OMGGG TOO FUNNY ROFL LOL!

OH MANNN ROFL


33 posted on 07/29/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If Sarah Palin did this we’d never hear the end of it - but a dem? The MSM doesn’t care...

The MSM insults our Japanese friends and the half of Americans who are conservative...


34 posted on 07/29/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: CrappieLuck; Brown Deer; little jeremiah; LucyT; azishot
I remember a year or so ago that Obama called his own wife “Michael” when he misread the teleprompter.

It's a Freudian slip. He wishes if the Wookie WERE a Michael!

Little that 0b0z0 knows; the Wookie IS a male.

35 posted on 07/29/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Just to let you know AIT, the article was scrubbed.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 12:25:18 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks, AIT.

Please let some of the Japanese you know that we are heartily sorry for the lack of honor and respect we demonstrate.

Some of us have pride and comprehend reasoned, principled thought and practice.

Some of us even know what decorum is.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: struggle

*dies laughing* That would be one way to handle it...totally wasted on Obummer, tho.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The gaffe-o-matic presidency. Unbelievable. I really hope leaders of our allies around the world understand that he is becoming more unpopular with every day.

Thank you for the ping, AIT. :)


39 posted on 07/29/2012 5:26:52 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: presently no screen name
DRUDGE must get tons of tips I would guess. I might be rather intimidated to even send it off.

If there is a Freeper who knows him personally, or has a more personal e mail access, by all means, PLEASE send this thread to him. If more translation or explanation is required from Japan, I am in.

What a stupid fiasco. The MSM won't touch this with a ten foot bamboo pole, that's for sure, to protect the Emperor.

40 posted on 07/29/2012 8:39:22 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: struggle

LOL YEAH EXAAAAACTLY!! LOL! On target.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 8:43:45 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: struggle
The video links to Japanese TV news stories usually last no more than 24 hours or so, so I am not surprised that they (JNN/Yahoo) took it down. It is SOP. But it must be archived somewhere; it could be found no doubt. And if not a video, certainly a hard J news story with the key words, "Yoshiko" ヨシコ and "Donilon" ドニロン in paraphrase quotes in Japanese.. They even zeroed in on the National Security briefing book page that had the gall to list the Japanese PM's name as a "female". Diplomatic asshats.
42 posted on 07/29/2012 8:50:05 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: struggle; mkjessup; gaijin; Ronin; combat_boots
Here is a whole Google Japan search page of news showing the gaffe, listed by the Japan Economic Journal (Nikkei), and a host of other Japanese news sources.

The thing already has "feet" here in Japan, even if the video story by JNN was taken down. The damage to the USA and Obama has been done.

(Going Viral in Japan, Obama White House's Prime Minister "Yoshiko"(sic) Noda Gaffe)

43 posted on 07/29/2012 9:01:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: txrefugee
Shiite House (White House) still being made fun of out here in Japan:


44 posted on 07/29/2012 9:06:30 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

My favorite prime minister was Junko Koizumi.


45 posted on 07/29/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; struggle; TigerLikesRooster; SevenofNine; mkjessup
ANOTHER SCREW UP!

Now it emerges the idiots actually referred to their Prime Minister as "Foreign Minister Noda" as well, but this belongs to Foreign Minister Gemba.

All around, a diplomatic cluster-f is you ask me. Japanese web pages, blogs, etc. are full of it, Google News with the search words for the female name they used for their Prime Minister and NSC's Donilon go on for page after page after page. I do think they have been insulted. It shows there is no quality control in the US foreign policy mechanism, and they are also (again) slighting US allies. Jackwagons.

46 posted on 07/29/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It shows why happens when you have a bunch of 30 something “intellectual” staffer tools running the show instead of people that actually understand Japanese. My daughter is 8, understands Japanese marginally, but still laughed her ass off at this mistake.

We’ve never had a President this amateur and I’d hate to think what would happen in the event of an actual crisis.


47 posted on 07/29/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

On his site there is a place for tips that may go to his email or something.

I know it was on the right side towards the bottom, unless he changed it. Go see.

www.drudgereport.com


48 posted on 07/29/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

OK. More is coming out now. From Nikkei. The Japanese version of the Wall Street Journal. Soon mainstream MSM in USA will NOT be able to ignore it. I will throw up a link and a quick translation for the Monday morning crowd in the USA (talk show hots, bloggers, Freepers, commentators, political parties and candidates, etc). It could be an excellent way to change the subject and put Obama back on DEFENSIVE about foreign policy while he is getting hammered in the capitals of UK, Poland and Israel in the next few days. Just thinking. They are going on offense, so we have to find a soft underbelly, kick them good, double them over and then push them out of the ring with offensive G-2 on our side. Right now, it is just bubbling out of Japan. LOL.


49 posted on 07/30/2012 1:39:15 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: presently no screen name

sent to Drudge jut now (not this story, but an update), you or others are welcome to send this one, too.....www.drudgereport.com on the lower right side of the page, the “tip” box......


50 posted on 07/30/2012 2:31:51 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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