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New Zealand prime minister welcomed to Japan by giant kiwifruits dancing to sad music

  • After arriving at a kiwifruit event in Japan this week, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was greeted by kiwi mascots dancing to somber music.
  • Known as the “Kiwi Brothers,” the mascots were a part of a promotional event by the New Zealand company Zespri, the world’s largest kiwi distributor.
  • The two large mascots are seen swaying to a somber violin and piano song in a room full of suited men.
  • Ardern first met the Kiwi Brothers in 2019, which she described as a joyful moment, keeping a photo of the three holding hands in her office.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was welcomed to Japan this week at a kiwifruit event where two large kiwi mascots greeted her with a dance routine to somber music.

In a video posted to Twitter by New Zealand reporter Henry Cooke, the two large mascots, known as the “Kiwi Brothers,” are seen swaying to a somber violin song in a room full of suited men. The cute mascots, depicted as a golden and green kiwi with large cartoonish eyes, were a part of a marketing event by New Zealand’s Zespri, the world’s largest kiwi distributor.