You don't need to understand Japanese to appreciate this NHK report on Obama City and Obama onsen (in Nagasaki):
This one from February has English subtitles:
As always, Japan Probe is the place to go for further background. Here's James's takes on a commercial that has been called racist; on a Japanese Obama lookalike; with more video on celebrations in Japan; on Jero's reaction to Obama's win....
Maybe we can expect a win from Oyama (Shiho) this week in the Mizuno Classic!