JPop Star Cosplays as Donald Trump During President’s Japan Visit
In an apparent celebration of the U.S. president’s arrival in Japan, one of the country’s most successful pop stars became “Katold Trump,” entourage and all.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump landed in Japan for a three-day visit to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This marked the beginning of the president’s Asia tour, the Nikkei Asian Review noted.
Under a tight schedule, it’s unlikely that he’ll be strolling around the Tokyo Sky Tree, though some could’ve mistaken him stopping by for a photo!
This man is Shingo Katori, and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s actually one of Japan’s most popular celebrities.
Katori used to be a member of the boy band SMAP, which disbanded on Dec. 31 last year.
According to SoraNews24, the band is one of Japan’s most popular music acts, eventually becoming an entertainment brand as its members prospered in film and TV.
Katori has always been called “the funny one” in SMAP, and there’s no doubt he is when he showed off his Trump impression.
What’s a better way to welcome a world leader, anyway?
Because of that, Katori’s photos have raked hundreds of thousands of likes on Instagram!
We’re not exactly sure if Trump is aware of his doppelganger making it to the streets, but Katold shouldn’t last long — a president’s job is no piece of cake, after all.
What do you think of Katori’s impression of Donald Trump?
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