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Blossoms for the PM

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Japanese cherry blossom queen Chihiro Konishi, right, and Hamburg cherry blossom princess Miriam Rossmann, left, from Germany pose with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his official residence in Tokyo on Friday.

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Chilling photo. Why does Hamburg have a cherry blossom princess? And why was this one picked?

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I guess a Hamburger princess would have more limited appeal.. :P

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PM Abe looks very happy to be with two princess.

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PM: TGIF

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Abe: "Ich bin ein Hamburger."

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Abe is more likely to say "Ich bin ein donut" (mit sakura cream flavour centre)

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From a Google search, that is not a particularly good picture of the German lady. She is quite pretty. As the Flight of the Conchords sang, she is the most beautiful girl in the...room.

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Abe looks much happier with these two, than with the Iranian woman in this morning's photo. Why's that?

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@tokyo-star

Smiling is a big part of his job and he has had much more practice than the young ladies here.

Anyway, the sakura ain't the only thing bloomin' in this picture, and no, I am not speaking of the young ladies.

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Three fake smiles.

Lovely!

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Chilling photo, Wakarimasen? I think it's a heart-warming photo.

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Ah_soApr. 04, 2014 - 05:45PM JST

From a Google search, that is not a particularly good picture of the German lady. She is quite pretty. As the Flight of the Conchords sang, she is the most beautiful girl in the...room.

True And Japanese Chiori Kobayashi is better looking than the lady shown here (Chihiro Konishi) http://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article116415341/Buergermeister-Scholz-empfaengt-japanische-Kirschbluetenkoenigin.html ...how many Cherry Blossom queens do they have?

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I don't think either that this is a chilling photo unless you're jealous for not having the cherry queens. Your user name speaks a lot about you. @Bertie, fake smiles? I think real smiles from the girls for having an opportunity like that and from PM Abe for having 2 beautiful cherry queens. Very few times I see him with that heart warming smile. Pardon @Serrano for repeating your praise.

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I must admit, I am still in awe at PM Abe's smile! That's one wide smile!

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All three smiles are almost equidistant, with a downsloping image of happiness Left to Right.

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