[Fukui, Japan; January 20. Image via Getty]

OBAMA, FUKUI, JAPAN - JANUARY 20: Shop assistant Chika Shimada holds 'Obama senbei' (rice crackers) in support of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama at the souvenir shop Wakasaya on January 20, 2009 in Obama, Fukui, Japan. U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, while people in Obama City have been supporting Obama voluntarily for the accidental namesake since his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)