Trump Met The "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" Guy At A Japanese Dinner

Donald Trump is on an 11-day diplomatic trip through Asia right now, eating hamburgers, playing golf, overfeeding precious Koi carp and discussing the North Korean nuclear crisis.

And during his time in Tokyo, the US President even got to meet with Pikotaro, the performer behind that bizarre viral hit "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)" which made headlines in 2016.

(Image: Pikotaro via Twitter)

The Japanese musician, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, was reportedly chosen to perform at a dinner reception by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in a bid to keep the mood "upbeat".

Dressed in an ostentatious faux-leopard skin outfit and a pencil moustache, he can be seen standing amidst a formal crowd next to an overjoyed Trump.

Pikotaro was thrilled by the encounter, describing the meeting as "an honour" on Twitter and posting more than 15 other images from the lavish event.

His 45-second song, which reached No 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, is believed to be a massive hit with the President and his family, the Guardian reports.

You may remember a video showing Ivanka and her daughter Arabella singing along to PPAP going viral in November last year.

In April 2017, Pikotaro performed a rendition of his infamous song – titled "Pen-Best Friend-Pen!" – for the Japanese Embassy in a suspected bid to improve US-Japan relations.

Trump has not yet mentioned the meet-and-greet on his own Twitter.

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