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Pikotaro remakes PPAP hit into hand-washing song

TOKYO – Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading Twitter trend in Japan with a coronavirus hand-washing song that repurposes his signature Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP) to Pray-for-People-and-Peace.

The video was among the top five in a Twitter trend ranking in Japan on Monday.

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Pikotaro, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, wore the same gold animal print outfit he wore in the PPAP music video that went viral in 2016.

His hand-washing video, shorter than his former two-minute hit that the Guinness World Records listed as the shortest song to make it into the Billboard Hot 100 chart, had also been viewed a quarter of a million times on YouTube since it was uploaded last Saturday.