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People try to take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama leaving in his car after a private dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Ginza at around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Looks like Yuya Shino was trying to take a picture of Obama too! Wonder if he got one...

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So they did bring "the Beast" over. That must've cost a fortune to fly that thing out here. Wonder what the price tag was to bring it!?

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Big deal. A very rich man had dinner.

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@bilderberg_2015 Obama's net worth is only $12Milion USD. He and his wife had a joint income in 2013 of $481,098. Adjusted for inflation he's one the very low end of wealth wise for US presidents. He'll have to wait until he's out of office for the money to start rolling in (speaking fees, books, etc.)

@bass4funk The Beast will be replaced for the next president. It's gotten stuck in places one too many times. They always fly with a cargo plane.

Eating at Jiro's is actually a really big deal. Most visits the US secret service gets the menu for event in advance, brings their own chef, ingredients and waiter. When a US president eats with the Queen of England he's not eating the same food the queen. So if he ate a meal Jiro actually made it's a big deal.

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it was craaaaaazy in ginza last night. probably about the same number of cops as there were onlookers. it's amazing how much protection a US president gets, and this is in Japan, about the safest country in the world.

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@rickyvee I don't think the J-cops are too concerned with some common criminal making an attempt on Obama's life. Terrorists love attacking crowds, though.

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