Japan’s Obama City celebrates Obama’s victory

Obama, a small seaside city in Japan, is celebrating Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 US Presidential Election. Obama (小浜) means little beach/shore in Japanese…

The small city in Fukui Prefecture, with an estimated population of 32k, has been garnering plenty of media attention around the world for namesake reason since Barack Obama announced his intention to run for presidency in early 2007.

Obama City is hopeful that Obama’s victory would boost their tourism and economy. The number of visitors has increased by 20% since the Obama-Obama link was heavily publicised in the media last year.

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