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An employee of Kyugetsu, a Japanese traditional doll company, holds a "hagoita" battledore featuring U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, in Tokyo on Thursday. The wooden rackets are adorned with images based on persons who were newsmakers this year.

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I find it a bit disrespectful. And I am indifferent to all the people shown. Did they get permission?

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a Japanese traditional doll company

maybe they should get back to basics.

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Is this really news ?????

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their artist or designers need to be fired. they look nothing like obama or the pope.

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It looks like the just touched up their Nelson Mandela design.

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@Moonraker

I find it a bit disrespectful

and when you know that they're supposed to hit shuttlecocks on those "faces"... disrespectful, I agree.

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haha, hilarious... although yea they dont seem to have much resemblance to the real people

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The wooden rackets are adorned with images based on persons who were newsmakers this year.

where is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?

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I recognize her, but who is the bloke she's with?

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I can't imagine the outcry in Japan if footballs in the UK were adorned with the faces of the Japanese royals.

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I can't imagine the outcry in Japan if footballs in the UK were adorned with the faces of the Japanese royals.

Interesting point.

Incidentally, Mr Obama featured on the hagoita doesn't look like him much.

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meiyouwenti:

maybe he wasn't feeling much like himself when he was having his image surreptitously taken.

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I don't see one of Kim J U from NK, may be they have not got around to him yet.

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