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‘Pineapple pen’ star to serenade Donald Trump on Japan visit

Arabella Kushner, the six-year-old daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, was seen singing along to the tune in a clip shared on Instagram in November by her mother.

world Updated: Oct 30, 2017 13:50 IST
Agence France-Presse, Tokyo
Flanked by secretary of state Rex Tillerson and defence secretary James Mattis, US President Donald Trump meets with members of his cabinet at the White House in Washington, US.
Flanked by secretary of state Rex Tillerson and defence secretary James Mattis, US President Donald Trump meets with members of his cabinet at the White House in Washington, US. (REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump will be serenaded with a bizarre hit song about a “pen-pineapple-apple-pen” on his visit to Japan next week.

Japan will roll out wacky crooner Pikotaro -- whose 45-second “PPAP” ditty went viral last year after being shared by pop star Justin Bieber -- when Trump comes to town at the start of an Asian tour, Kyodo News agency reported.

The singer, apparently a favourite of Trump’s grandchildren, will attend a dinner hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, government sources told Kyodo.

Arabella Kushner, the six-year-old daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, was seen singing along to the tune in a clip shared on Instagram in November by her mother.

The repetitive earworm, whose video features the dancing Pikotaro dressed in his garish animal-print costume, set a Guinness World Record as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100.

Trump is also set to play a round of golf with Japanese pro Hideki Matsuyama during his visit.