The Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer was surprised by his popularity in the US, with kids, artists and famous celebrities all wanting a photo with him.
Comedian Kosaka Daimaou took the world by storm last year when his hilarious stage persona, Piko Taro, became famous for the viral video hit Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. Since then, he's been no stranger to the showbiz world, rubbing shoulders with international celebrities like Justin Bieber, Sting, and even Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, but when it was announced that the Japanese singer would be travelling to Los Angeles for the 59th Grammy Awards, even he was surprised to find out he'd been invited to such an illustrious event.
The Japanese government is planning to reduce penalties for those who plot serious crimes like terrorism but turn themselves in before actually committing them under a contentious anti-conspiracy bill it is preparing, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
Car-bicycle collisions accounted for about 40 pct of fatal traffic accidents in Japan last year in which passenger cars bumped into other vehicles as they encountered at intersections or other parts of the road, a National Police Agency survey has revealed. (Jiji)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday sought to deny allegations that he is linked to an Osaka-based ultranationalist kindergarten as the public outcry over the operator and its alleged efforts to indoctrinate children with xenophobia and pre-war militarism grows. (Japan Times)
Manhole covers are trending high in Japan and for good reason -- they're stunning! Only in Japan are manholes to cover sewage designed so beautifully that they now make MANHOLE TRADING CARDS! (ONLY in JAPAN)