Barack Obama wants to change–Tokyo curry prices!

July 15, 2008 · Print This Article

Barack Obama supports this Japanese-style curry shop maybe?

I was walking to Shinjuku station the other day, taking a less trafficked route, and came across this Japanese-style curry shop that apparently thinks Barack Obama’s change motto also applies to its change in curry prices.  Now I follow Barack on Twitter every day (and he actually replied back to me once!), but I have not seen any mention of his foreign policy toward Japan yet.  However, with the supposedly increasing food prices around the world, it does not seem like much of a stretch for Barack to take a firm position against high Japanese-style curry prices.

On the other hand, maybe the store owner is just a supporter of Barack Obama?  When I passed by the other day I had no time to go in and ask the owner which was correct.  I’ll try to do this in the near future and will update this post clarifying this curry shop’s Obama position.

Where have you seen any unusual signs of support for Barack Obama?

UPDATE: the sign has been taken down as of August 9th, 2008

The exterior of the Obama supporting curry shop:

Exterior of Japanese curry shop supporting Barack Obama perhaps?


Map and directions to the Obama supporting curry shop:



5 Responses to “Barack Obama wants to change–Tokyo curry prices!”

  1. on July 15th, 2008 8:21 PM

    Obama just thinking of the little guy- yet again. What a guy.


  2. on July 16th, 2008 9:35 AM

    Haha, nice!
    I wonder if that was even intentional, or just a guy trying to make the most of his window space?
    A bit shameless if he really was using Obama to market his shop, but in Japan, who’s going to stop him?


  3. Dy
    on July 27th, 2008 12:55 PM

    My first boyfriend was in the sixth grade. At the end of the year, his family moved to Japan. Part of his address was Shinjuku-ku. His name was Andrew Little and he had red hair and freckles; he could really play soccer, better than any other boy in Merton Wisconsin (except his older brother who seemed really cosmopolitan). I was terribly heartbroken, practically for the last time.

    As for Barack Obama — HELP ME OBAMA WAN KENOBI! YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE!! I can’t wait to have a philosopher in office.


    Jason Collin Reply:

    If I come across Andrew, I’ll let you know!

    Obama got quite a good reception in Europe recently.

    I can’t wait to have an elitist in office.


  4. on August 8th, 2008 12:11 PM

    Barack Obama supports a local Shinjuku curry shop??…

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