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AFP via Google: 'Lady Gaga-san' says Japan safe for tourists (23 June 2011)
An emotional Lady Gaga pledged to use her star power to "remind the world that Japan is safe" following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

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"I believe it's time to look forward now," a teal-haired Lady Gaga -- or Lady Gaga-san as she is referred to in Japan -- told reporters at a press event in Tokyo on Thursday as she sipped tea on stage in front of photographers.

"It is so important that we continue to raise money. But it is also important that we remind the world that Japan is now safe and that the doors are wide open for tourists from all over the world to come in and enjoy the beautiful country."



Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2011 at 02:54:00 AM EST
And we hope the whole world listens to the adorable Lady Gaga-san, who not only plays keyboards, but with her multiple degrees in nuclear medicine, epidemiology and nuclear engineering, after gathering data for the past 3 months while walking all over northern Japan, sure knows what she's talking about.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sat Jun 25th, 2011 at 04:28:47 AM EST
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Her hair was fluorescent green in the pictures...

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2011 at 05:05:46 AM EST
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At the press event, US ambassador John Roos also stressed that "Japan is open for business" after exchanging hugs and kisses with the performer.

"I had breakfast with some US-Japan think-tank experts who said to me, Mr Ambassador, what can we do in order to strengthen the strategic, economic and people-to-people relations between Japan and the United States?", he said.

"And I had one answer. Lady Gaga."



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sat Jun 25th, 2011 at 01:33:21 PM EST
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I'm still squicked out by those post 9-11 ads featured in airports and on TV with president bush saying "go spend money in malls and as a tourist." Just fucking disgusting.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Jun 25th, 2011 at 10:56:51 PM EST
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Bush' crass Keynesianism...

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 26th, 2011 at 04:49:38 AM EST
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