If you weren't living under a rock, you would know that Obama (U.S. President) was in town recently. Now, there's a media flurry about his meeting with the Japanese Emperor. Do you know what the whining was about???? It was because he bowed to the Emporer! WTF? WHO CARES?!??!?!?!?! Is the American media (and people) so bored with their own issues that they have to complain a foreign custom? I'm just speechless that this was 'news' and that the American people even care about this!!! Japan has their own customs just like every other country, it was very proper for the President, who's still just another gaijin in Japan, followed accepted Japanese customs in bowing to someone during a first meeting. I'm an American and I'm outraged at my own country for making such a big deal out of NOTHING. Here's an Article: (Obama?s bow in Japan sparks some criticism - White House- msnbc.com) I need a drink.... /rage!