Why do so many people find it to be a problem that President Obama bowed to the Emperor of Japan? Is our nation that ethnocentric that we don't think we should adapt to local cultural norms when in other countries? Have they not heard the term "When in Rome..."?
I get so frustrated with the media and general public when they focus on such minute, insignificant issues. Some people say he shouldn't have bowed at all, some say he was right to bow, but he bowed too deeply. I think it is wise, not to mention kind, for him to adapt to the cultural norms of whatever country he is visiting.
What do you think?