robobitchou (likeafox) wrote,
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So my kansai gaidai sempai (ah ha ha, it's true!) Jero is currently a famous popstar in Japan. Um, it's complicated. I'll let wiki explain.

(Also, and interesting Washington Post article. The "university in Osaka" they mention is actually halfway between Osaka and Kyoto and is the one yours truly went to. No news yet on my Enka record deal.)

Anyway, randomly reading through Jero-blog posts (I am procrastinating so much right now....) and apparently he posted on election day about Obama's win. A) what a bizarre decision to make, being an African American Japanese pop star and trying to decide if you should post about Obama in Japanese on your official blog. B) It's actually really adorable, so I'm posting here.

皆さん、本日は大変嬉しい日でございます。
本日、アメリカの大統領選挙で、オバマ氏が勝ちました。
オバマ氏はアメリカの初黒人大統領になります。
アメリカ人として、そして黒人として本当に嬉しいです。
オバマ氏がいつもおっしゃる「変革」が、オバマ氏のおかげできっと来ると思います。期待してます。
僕のお祖父さんがいつかこの日が来るとずっと思っていたが、残念ながら間に合いませんでした。天国からきっと微笑んでます。

今年なんと、初黒人演歌歌手、そして初黒人アメリカ大統領が現れました。
嬉しい限りでございます(笑)。
これからも、応援宜しくお願い致します。

Everyone, it's an incredibly happy day in Japan.
Japan, in the American presidential election, Mr. Obama won.
Mr. Obama will become America's first black president.
As an American, and then as a black person, I am truly glad.
I think that, thanks to Mr. Obama, the "change" he always talks about will surely come. I'm hoping and anticipating it.
My grandfather always thought this day would come, but unfortunately it did not come in time. I'm certain he is smiling from heaven.

Like how this year, I'm the first black enka singer, and then a black American president appeared. (laugh)
From here on out, please keep supporting me.


Also, the comments are fantastic, but I think this is my favorite.



2008-11-05 18:05:22
おめでとう!
わたくしも嬉しい限りです。興奮が止められません!!
今日は、おめでとうメール送りまくりです。

Congratulations new President and brand-new America!!
I cannot stop my excitement

I'm so happy to be a part of historical moment.

I wish he makes a change !!!!
He is a person who is not afraid to do.
I wanna toast brand-new start with a good glass of wine, Jero!!

Tags: jero sempai!, obama
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