Hai Dekimasu yo!

I received this email advertisement from a bar in Tokyo.


Yes We, Can!

The Party at AFRICA bar in 代官山 Daikanyama

So you missed the Inauguration parties, but you can still celebrate the love, hope and high spirit of international harmony at the "Yes, We Can!" Valentine Private Party in the deluxe, sophisticated-yet-casual setting of Africa Daikanyama.

We are planning a wonderful night filled with great music, drinks, prizes, and cool international people including tons of bilingual Japanese women who are keen to meet foreigners. Delicious Italian food will also be available. The bar can hold up to 300 people. Since this is a private event please purchase party tickets in advance to be put on the guest list and receive a special VIP + OpenClub promotion.

Mark Feb 10 in your calendar! It promises to be a special night with a unique mixture of Valentines Day spirit combined with international harmony and open-mindedness, powered by the world's biggest cross-cultural social networking service, WorldFriends Networks.

Event Details-
Date: February 10th 2009 8 to 10 PM
Venue: AFRICA 代官山 Daikanyama
Price: 5000 Yen (includes 2 drinks at full bar)

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See you there,
WorldFriends Networks


I'm not sure which is my favorite part: the line about "tons of bilingual Japanese women who are keen to meet foreigners" or the fact that this Japanese bar is named "AFRICA" (all caps) and is throwing a party to kindofsortanotreally celebrate Obama's inauguration... a full month late.

Yes We Can! (take the good will and international popularity of a new president and rape it for commercial promotion). Go Japan!

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