Foreign Correspondents’ Club Of Japan Conference Explains What This Whole “PPAP” Business Is All About

If you’re interested in the Japanese perspective on Middle East policy or the fierce protests and debates around plans to build helipads on the US’ Okinawan military base, or Junichiro Koizumi’s effort to help US veterans sickened by radioactive fallout when assisting the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power planed, follow the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan YouTube channel for a regular feed of full length videos of speeches and Q&As.


It’s not always serious subject matter. For example, this week, they spoke to singer-songwriter (not to mention comedian) PIKOTARO (or Piko-Taro) to get the bottom of the whole “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” craze, recently seen in that weird Death Note promo.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.