It was a meeting of minds.
Pikotaro posed for photographs with Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at a dinner:
It’s unclear what the trio spoke about.
Abe reportedly invited Pikotaro to the event in a bid to keep it “upbeat.” The performer called the encounter “an honor.”
“I have had a very valuable experience in my life today,” Pikotaro, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, wrote in a further tweet.
In an apparent attempt to distance himself from politics, he also said he just wanted to “make fun music” and “deliver a small smile to everyone.”
He also pulled some of his song’s dance moves alongside fellow guests:
Reaction to the rendezvous was mixed:
Pikotaro’s song is just 45 seconds long. It soared to the top of the Japanese charts, and in October 2016 became the shortest track ever to feature on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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