Please stick to the squeaky rubber mallets. I tried watching but it was super cringeworthy, ughhh. Why do the Japanese feel it is so funny to dress up as the US president and then have him say stupid or strange things. Yes it would be great if there was political satire in Japan. I've seen a parody of Abe on TV, also of Obama and many many others.
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Linguistic and social norms combine to make sarcasm a hard thing to convey in Japanese, and so satirizing politicians and world leaders becomes such a difficult endeavor that most entertainers choose to mine other sources to elicit laughs. Linguistic and social norms combine to make sarcasm a hard thing to convey in Japanese. Here's some clips of him. America going into Iraq of course.
To take it one step further, I wonder how Japanese would react if the U.