I missed this while on vacation. Apparently, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi is a huge Elvis fan. He’s doing his best impersonation of The King while visiting Graceland.

That’s just awesome.

On a slightly heavier note, here’s an interesting article from my former Boston Herald colleague, Jules Crittenden, on Japan’s changing global role. He notes that the days of a pacifist Japan are over. They just broached the topic of a pre-emptive strike against North Korea if necessary. Sounds like a good idea.