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Published on Nov 7, 2012 7:00 PM
 

TOKYO (AFP) - A small city in Japan is to offer re-elected US president Barack Obama what may be the first invitation of his second term: a visit to a place that shares his name.

A whole ocean away from the party in Chicago, the ancient fishing port of Obama was celebrating along with its namesake on Wednesday after he swept to victory in the White House race.

Mr Koji Matsuzaki, the mayor of Obama in Fukui prefecture is going to pen a letter to the president to congratulate him on his win, a city official told AFP by telephone.

"In the letter, he will say he wishes President Obama will lead the world and that the president will visit Obama the next time he is in Japan," he said.

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