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PIKO TARO to Serve as Ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

May 19, 2017 --

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION (headquartered in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Masafumi Kawanishi, President and CEO) has named PIKO TARO, the Japanese singing sensation who skyrocketed to global fame with his single, PPAP, to serve as an ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. In the year ahead, PIKO TARO, together with WAKUWAKU JAPAN, will share the wonders of Japan worldwide, throughout various countries and regions.

Startling advances have continued for PIKO TARO, with the video for his PPAP hit song exceeding 110 million views (* see note). PPAP has become exceedingly popular for use in television programs, commercials, and events not only in Japan but throughout the world. With successful live performances in March of this year at both the famed Budokan concert hall in Tokyo as well as solo shows in Taiwan, PIKO TARO seems to be on an unstoppable trajectory. His immense popularity among young and old, men and women alike, has garnered him invitations to the US, France, Belgium, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand. Fans go crazy wherever he performs.

With content currently being broadcast in eight different countries and regions, WAKUWAKU JAPAN asked PIKO TARO to serve as an ambassador, to help share the wonders of Japan. He responded that he was not only interested in doing that but that he would be honored to serve as ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. His first destination in that role was a visit to Indonesia with WAKUWAKU JAPAN in May of 2017.
This joint collaboration between WAKUWAKU JAPAN and PIKO TARO will bring new excitement to the world and its citizens, and will create even more fans of Japan.

* NOTE: as of April, 2017

PIKO TAROs Profile
Age: 53 years old
Date Of Birth: 7 / 17 / 1963
Home Town: Chiba Prefecture
Blood Type: A


  • Address: 7F Akasaka Enokizaka Building, 1-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
  • Established: May 1, 2015
  • Capital: 5.5 billion yen
  • President & CEO: Masafumi Kawanishi
  • Major shareholder: SKY Perfect JSAT 60%, Cool Japan Fund Inc. 40%
  • Official site:
  • Countries and regions currently broadcasting:
    Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Mongolia

The original source-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.


Direct inquiries:
Tomoko Karasawa / Minyi REN, +81-3-5571-6880
Marketing Department

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