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Barack Obama hasn’t yet lived long enough to win the United States presidency; he has, however, influenced Japanese comedy television, where, true to his mantra — or perhaps because of it — “change we can believe in” has already occurred.

“Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Masato Sakai, president of the Love Newpolitical Party. First of all, I’d like to tell everyone that this country is rotten!!!’

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