Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Congratulations Ani-Pock for Being Named One of the Top Cultural Websites of 2009!

In a recent conference at the G20 World Summit of Leaders, US President Barrack Obama named the top 150 websites that promote cultural awareness from America, including his top five pics for best Japanese culture websites.

One of the picks Obama named was Ani-Pock.net!
He touched briefly on the merits of the site including its content and ability to chat with real people from Japan about, "what its like there."

When he made it to the list of top Japanese websites, Obama named several of his choices and what cultural interest they bear in what he calls 'the global village'.

The FoxNews offers a transcript of his conversation to G20 Summit leaders:
"These websites like ManInJapan.com, that tells visitors how to adapt to cultural irregularities and quirks only the Japanese have, or DannyChoo.com, which is pretty cool... I've always been a big fan of Star Wars, and what he does is pretty cool. Just a great American. We also have Ani-Pock.net, which is a really neat community of Japanese people telling us all the important things to know about Japan and the latest thing to come from there... anime or Japanese animation. It's a cool website... All in all these culturally relevant websites really help to bring the global village we all live in, just a little bit closer."

Recipients of the award are given a "Top Websites" badge (pictured at right) they can embed on their site and the opportunity to have waffles with the President at a banquet next month. Pocky said he was told he will be flown by Air Force One since he's on the opposite coast of the capitol, so that he won't have to buy his own plane ticket in order to attend.

Congratulations, Ani-Pock!!! And thanks to everyone that helped make us a Top Website!

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9 Comments:

At March 31, 2009 at 9:03 PM, Blogger Kip said...

April Fools, in case you didn't click any of the links or figure it out yet. XP

 
At March 31, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Anonymous Mochii said...

AWWW I WAS LIKE POCKY IS GOING TO HAVE WAFFLES WITH THE PRESIDENT?! NO FRIGGIN WAY. then i clicked on the G20 thingy -_- DARN YOU POCKY D:< I knew that waffle award was a bit odd

 
At March 31, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

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At April 1, 2009 at 2:26 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Here is hoping everyone is safe from the conficker... You don't want to be an April FooL and be caught by that thing...

 
At April 1, 2009 at 6:07 AM, Blogger Meyume said...

Dammit! I thought that was real! D:

It would have been so cool...

 
At April 1, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Blogger Pocky said...

Excellent job Kip!

 
At April 1, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Blogger Synapse said...

Obviously wasn't real...Obama hates anime.

 
At April 3, 2009 at 3:46 AM, Anonymous OTL ing Paf said...

That was kinda mean,but still funny~ But whatever.

 
At April 5, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Anonymous Ichiro Ino said...

You almost got me...

I was like "wait, Obama?"

 

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