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When Donald Trump Visits Japan Next Week, This Guy Will Be Part of the Musical Entertainment

Donald Trump embarks on his first-ever tour of Asia next week, stopping in Japan to hook up with prime minister Shinzo Abe. The government of Japan prides itself on being a gracious host, so so it pulls out all the stops for visiting dignitaries. But maybe not this time.

One of the entertainers hired for Trump’s visit is this guy.

The 45-second viral sensation began life in August when Piko-Taro (otherwise known as 43 year-old DJ Daimaou Kosaka) decided to make fun of the way English was taught in Japanese schools. Since then, the video has been viewed more than 126 million times and actually ended up on the Billboard Hot 100. (BTW, it’s the shorted song ever to make the chart.) The whole project was put together in a few hours and shot for less than $1,000.

None of this explains why Piko-Taro has been hired to perform for Donald Trump. Or maybe the Japanese understand Trump really, really well.

(Via Tom and MSN)

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