Prague, Czech Republic (UPI) - Japanese robot ASIMO has become the new japanese diplomat to the Czech Republic, amid much controversy and applause.
Pictured at the right is Asimo shaking hands with Czech Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla at his induction ceremony as Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi applauds. Koizumi announced the promotion as quite a change from Japanese state policy.
"We were never planning on replacing anyone with robots when we began the research in coordination with Honda corporation," announced Koizumi, "but so much progress has been made and little Asi has come so far that we felt a promotion was in hand. We feel that he will make a great impact in the relations between our two nations."
US insiders say that this is just the first step in replacing Japan's diplomats in third-world countries and places where there exists strife and turmoil. "We've heard rumors that the Middle East will be the first guinea pigs for Asimo and his brother counterparts, Lasimo, Masimo and Curlasimo, " says an anonymous source in the State Department.
American officials have stated that they plan on investing in the same technology in a joint deal with one of the Big 3 in the US, but first they have to come up with a car that gets more than 30 mpg. "How can you expect a car company so build something so sophisticated if they can't build a decent carburetor?", states Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton.
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Twenty-nine-year-old Brenna Reilly of Arlington was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria last week on a charge of impersonating an FBI agent.