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President Obama to Japan: Thanks for All the Emojis

President hails Japan's cultural contribution to America with a big ol' winky face

  • President Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe on Tuesday. At a press conference in the Rose Garden, Obama praised Japan's cultural influence on America. And what has the ancient and venerable nation of Japan given us? Emojis, of course! :-P

    Yes, President Obama gave a big ol' winky face to Prime Minister Abe. In recognizing Japan's contributions, Obama singled out "karate, karaoke, manga, anime. And of course, emojis."

  • Watch Prime Minister Abe's face during Obama's pronunciation, and let us know if he's all *smiley face**party popper** or *head**gun*.

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