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#1 Obama Bows Towards Japanese Emperor
11-14-2009, 10:40 AM
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How low will the new American president go for the world's royalty?
This photo will get Democrat President Obama a lot of approving nods in Japan this weekend, especially among the older generation of Japanese who still pay attention to the royal family living in its downtown castle. Very low bows like this are a sign of great respect and deference for a superior.
To some in the United States, however, an upright handshake might have looked better. Remember Michelle Obama casually patting Britain's Queen Elizabeth on the back during their Buckingham Palace visit? America's royalty tends to make movies and get bad reviews and lots of money as a sign of respect.
I figure I'll post this before someone else does.
I think this is different from the Saudi event though, in Japan a bow is basically a handshake or a sign of respect, the question is though - is Obama giving the nation of Japan the governing rights of America via this act?
Last edited by bijou; 11-14-2009 at 10:56 AM. Reason: To comply with B/N rules
11-14-2009, 11:53 AM
That's okay. It was overdone, but okay.
All he had to do was a head nod and 'bow' from the shoulders or so.
(I lived there .. that's what we all did).
It's the bow to kiss the feet of the Saudi King that is really bad.
The Japanese thing really isn't anything.If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
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11-14-2009, 12:07 PM
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Another facepalm incident. The President of the United States isn't suppose to bow to anyone. This man is a tool.
11-14-2009, 04:38 PM
OT, but when and where did you live in Japan? I lived there from 1996-98, teaching English on the JET Program. I lived about 1 hour south of Osaka, in Wakayama prefecture. Japan is a great place.The problem in the next four years will be not just that the president of the United States serially does not tell the truth. Instead, the real crisis in our brave new relativist world will be that those who demonstrate that he is untruthful will themselves be accused of lying. - Victor Davis Hanson
11-14-2009, 06:43 PM
I'm sorry, but the sight of any leader bowing down to any another like that really disturbs me.
Doesn't matter who it is. It just is not right. There is something deeply wrong about this.
If it really is needed, a slight downward turn of the head is sufficient. There is no need for anyone to make a right angle like that. That anyone should do that, off their own bat, is demeaning.
I'm sorry, but that pic bothers me on all sorts of levels, maybe some of them wrong, but .... What we're seeing there is. just. not. right. It is so bad, that it hurts to look.
The more I see this kind of thing, the more I thing America picked the wrong person last November.20010911
nie vergessen, nie verzeihen.
11-14-2009, 07:17 PM
I wonder if the emperor returned the favor?
11-14-2009, 07:34 PMThe problem in the next four years will be not just that the president of the United States serially does not tell the truth. Instead, the real crisis in our brave new relativist world will be that those who demonstrate that he is untruthful will themselves be accused of lying. - Victor Davis Hanson
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