Today, Twitter announced this year’s Golden Tweets—the most retweeted messages of 2012. Not unsurprisingly, Barack Obama took the first spot and Justin Bieber and Team GB were not far behind.
What’s more unexpected, however, is that that the 5th place was taken by a Japanese tweet!
— 山寺宏一 (@yamachanoha) June 17, 2012
Kouichi Yamadera is a prominent Japanese voice actor famous for many anime roles so when he announced that he registered for marriage with actress Rie Tanaka, it became the most popular tweet from Japan this year with over 68,000 retweets and 6,000 favorites.
You can check out the other Golden Tweets and more at 2012 YEAR ON TWITTER.