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Obama Bow Japan

President Barack O’bow’a

In a continuation of the new trend in US foreign policy "protocol", US President Barack Obama, greeted Japan's Emperor Akihito with a full Obama bow down from the waist, when they met in Tokyo on November 13, 2009. This bow refueled the controversy in the circles of US international diplomacy both in the USA and abroad over the appropriateness and the necessity of that bow from the US President to the Japanese Emperor. The reactions to that bow ranged from utter outrage, considering it to be undignified  for the US…