Piko-Taro meets Prime Minister Abe & President Trump

Living breathing meme Piko-Taro had the opportunity to meet with both Japan and The United States’ leaders, Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump.

President Trump is currently on a 12 day international tour in Asia, officially beginning his tour in Japan. Prime Minister Abe hosted a dinner party for Trump, with the guest list featuring a plethora of dignified Japanese politicians. Out of thosePiko-Taro seems to be an odd choice for a guest invite.

The comedian, whose real name is Daimaou Kosaka, was virtually unknown prior to the release of his hit song Pen Pineapple Apple Pen. The song eventually became viral worldwide and has amassed over 240 million views between the upload on Piko-Taro’s official youtube account, and the other official upload via UltraMusic.

Piko-Taro tweeted pictures of the three together, with the comedian decked out in his signature leopard print outfit.

It’s been said that Piko-Taro was initially invited due to a connection the singer has with President Trump. Last year Trump’s daughter Ivanka shared a video on Instagram of her daughter – and the President’s granddaughter Arabella performing Pen Pineapple Apple Pen. Piko-Taro saw the video and shared his delight on Facebook. Prime Minister Abe himself even mentioned that he saw the video of Arabella. During a meeting with Trump in November2016, he told him that he’d never seen such a cute version of PPAP.

Apologies in advance—this may be stuck in your head all day. #PineapplePen 🍍🍎🖊

A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

Furthermore, the Japanese Foreign Ministry got Piko-Taro to record a special message for the annual cherry blossom reception in Washington, both Ivanka Trump and Arabella were in attendance.

Other entertainment guests at the dinner party included legendary singer and actor Ryotaro Sugi, actress Ryoko Yonekura, and footballer Nahomi Kawasumi.

(via yahoo topic)

  • Comments

    • PigeonPop

      A dreadful trio.

    • yacchaitai
    • 🤦🏾‍♀️

      3 dumbasses together, amazing

      • zam(仮)

        Look yourself in the mirror first.

        • Wha

          Trump/Abe/Piko-Taro supporter?

        • 🤦🏾‍♀️

          sick burn, how long did it take you to come up with that

    • Wow. Okay.

    • Bell

      At least Piko-Taro doesn’t have a reputation for corruption.

      • hasawa

        Obviously. He’s not a politican (lol)

        • Bell

          Or in construction and real estate.

          • hasawa

            Yes! Basically when you don’t have a job that requires managing huge amounts of money #perksofbeingbroke

    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      Piko taro is the best of the bunch, easily…

    • hasawa

      “It’s been said that Piko-Taro was initially invited due to a connection the singer has with President Trump”
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eb6f5913dece91922dd1a8552643b7599ab96d08e86e971e717d0ebc154c1c6e.gif

    • hasawa

      Hmmm… I see people here seem to put Trump and Abe is the same lot.
      While I acknowledged since a long time that a lot of people hate Trump, what did Abe do so people shit on him as well?

      • Guest

        He is racist and a nazi sympathizer that wants to get Japan involved in war again and covers up rape.

      • starlightshimmers

        Abe is a Conservative, and Japan has always been a Conservative country.

        Japan gets a lot of hate for being Conservative because it doesn’t fit with the social justice narrative.

        • hasawa

          I agree with you.
          I really don’t get why people intentionally (or by ignorance?) conflate patriotism, nationalism or conservatism, and deem these concepts as something intrasically bad or harmful. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I have no problem with people being uncomfortable with these concepts, but seeing people deeming anyone having conservative or nationalist political standpoint as racist, Nazi or fascist always came off to me as an utter reach.

        • Guest

          “What’s weird is Korea is even more Conservative than Japan but you rarely hear anyone slinging insults at Korea.”
          lol. people sling insults at Korea all the time. also, of course Japan is more criticized considering their role during the World War 2 and what they did to Asian nations back then.

          • starlightshimmers

            My grandfather fought against the Japanese in WWII.

            But Japan is by far the closest US ally in Asia, and anyone who supports Western democracy should remind itself that Japan’s presence, Japan is a democracy modelled after British parliamentary system, is what’s keeping China and Russia are dominating the Asia-Pacific.

    • I think Pikotaro is cute but I hate the old man he took the picture with.

    • yamakita

      Japan knows how to kiss ass.