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February 10, 2016

Scott Brown Takes Tokyo

While many of his former colleagues were burning the midnight oil all week in hopes of saving the world economy from completing an anticipated death spiral, former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., has been living large in the Land of the Rising Sun.

(Courtesy Scott Brown)

(Courtesy Scott Brown)

Granted, he’s not been preoccupied with all the royal engagements he once claimed crowded his schedule — when he wasn’t tending to his floofy wittle friends, of course — but the Massachusetts Republican appears to be keeping busy during what seems to be a whirlwind tour of Japan.

According to his Twitter feed, the Japanese government specifically requested Brown make the globe-spanning trek so that he could huddle with “business, political, education and industry leaders.”

Brown has, at least so far, made the most of the experience, spending his time:

Maintaining that centerfold shape,


Marveling at local landmarks,


Talking shop with business execs,


Scoping out fresh seafood at the fabled Tsukiji Fish Market,


Hanging with homegrown Japanese heavyweights (sumo),


Opining on extreme weather,


And even contemplating time travel by virtue of keeping tabs on his beloved Boston Red Sox standings in the ongoing American League playoffs

Domo arigato for bringing us along, Brown-san!

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