小浜市 – Land of Obama!


I don’t know how I missed hearing about this until today, but there’s apparently a place in Japan named Obama. Hilarious! 🙂 I love the world sometimes, I really do.

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5 Responses to “小浜市 – Land of Obama!”

  1. tokyo5 Says:

    You didn’t hear about that? I should’ve told you!
    I wrote a post about 小浜 (Obama)’s unofficial support for オバマ (Obama) here:
    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/obama/

    The company that made Palin’s titanium eyeglasses is near there, ironically.

    The small town of Obama sent a letter and gifts to Barrack Obama before he was elected…and invited him to the town when he makes his first trip to Japan as the U.S. President.

  2. tokyo5 Says:

    I guess it’s not important…but the title you have of this post is 「小浜市」 …that’s pronounced “Obama-shi“. Kinda translates to “Obama County” or “Obama Ward”.

    The town of Obama itself is just 「小浜」.

  3. Chris Says:

    Hehe… I’ll check out those posts later. 🙂 I got the Japanese characters off WIkipedia’s article, so I blame them for any errors. 😉

  4. tokyo5 Says:

    >I’ll check out those posts later.

    OK, thanks. I look forward to your comments!

    >I got the Japanese characters off WIkipedia’s article, so I blame them for any errors.

    It’s not wrong. But the last kanji character isn’t necessary. (Kinda like “New York City, New York”…you wouldn’t add “City” if you were talking about the state).

    It’s not a big deal. It’s just that since you’re comparing the city’s name to the man’s name…小浜 (Obama) (without the 市) is what you’d write.


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