JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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The airport has a huge shopping area full of gift shops.
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise. They all seem to be unofficial goods. They don't bear the official logo.
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Obama merchandise and souvenirs, for both Obama and Barack Obama are sold at a few stores in Obama. This store called Wakasa-ya, on Hamakaze-dori, has the largest selection of Obama goods. A short walk from Obama Station.
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Wakasa-ya souvenir shop on Hamakaze-dori. 若狭屋 はまかぜ通り
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Wakasa-ya souvenir shop
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"I love Obama" sticker on store window. This logo is
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A bust of Barack Obama outside the Wakasa-ya souvenir shop in Obama, Fukui. Made by a local plasterer in 2008. Not a very good likeness.
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A bust of Barack Obama outside the Wakasa-ya souvenir shop in Obama, Fukui.
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Some presidential campaign memorabilia in a store corner.
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"I love Obama" T-shirts for 2500 yen.
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"I love Obama" T-shirts and banners. The banner is only 1200 yen (excluding the pole).
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"I love Obama" headbands for 600 yen.
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"I love Obama" manju bean cakes, but only the back of his head is imprinted on the manju.
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More Obama manju
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Obama senbei crackers
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Obama book in Japanese. His election victory speech in Japanese.
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Manju at the kiosk at Obama Station.
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Inside Wakasa-ya shop, there's an application form to join the Obama for Obama Association (Obama wo Katte ni Oen Suru Kai).
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Application form to join the Obama Informal Booster Association (Obama wo Katte ni Oen Suru Kai). オバマを勝手に応援する会
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Laquered chopsticks with the "I love Obama" logo.
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Laquered chopsticks with the "I love Obama" logo. Laquerware is one of Obama's local specialties.
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The Usuzan Ropeway terminal has gift shops selling a variety of G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise. T-shirts, bags, candy, etc.
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This box of cookies show all the G8 Summit leaders bathing in a hot spring and scrubbing each other's backs. They also say, "Ii yu!" (great hot spring) which is pronounced "EU" as a pun.
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: Key chains for all the G8 Summit countries.
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: Pins
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: T-shirts
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: Eco-bag
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: Manju
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit merchandise: Confections sold at the train station kiosk
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit confection
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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit potato confection.
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This huge Osambashi Hall was filled with stalls selling mainly Hawaiian clothing.
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