The state of 'Japanese Kiwi Brothers welcoming the Prime Minister of New Zealand' has become a hot topic overseas

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Japan from April 20 to 23, 2022, and participated in a summit meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and various events. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also participated in an event hosted by Zespri , who is familiar with kiwifruit, and in this he met the company's mascot character, Kiwi Brothers , and when the situation was too surreal, it attracted attention both at home and abroad. is.

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Zespri is a company headquartered in New Zealand that produces and sells kiwi. In Japan, the TV commercial featuring the company's mascot, Kiwi Brothers, is widely known, and the Kiwi Brothers `` Not Sour'' version released on YouTube in 2018 has recorded a big hit that has been played more than 15 million times. increase.

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Zespri holds an event in Japan to celebrate the launch of the kiwi season. The event was attended by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Trade and Export Promotion Damien O'Connor, who came to Japan from New Zealand, and their appearance was posted on the official Twitter account of the New Zealand Embassy's Commerce Department with photos. ..

Zespri's official Twitter account is also celebrating Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's arrival in Japan.

Henry Cork, chief political reporter for Stuff , New Zealand's largest news site, also participated in the event, shooting a movie of 'Kiwi Brothers dancing to the moon of Arajo '. I am posting on Twitter. This tweet has received over 46,000 retweets and over 164,000 likes in just five days after posting.

In response to Mr. Cork's tweet, 'What the hell is going on?' 'It looks like Kiwi has rushed into the funeral.' 'It looks like a mourning. Is everyone okay?' The Guardian of the British media also reported, 'Two giant mascots welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's arrival in Japan, slowly and gently swaying to a slightly sad song.'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited Japan as part of his first foreign visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but this is not the first time he has visited Japan. He also met Kiwi Brothers when he came to Japan in 2019 and told New Zealand TV station Newshub , 'I especially remember Kiwi Brothers.' 'Thankfully, they I didn't try to make me jump, but I held my hand. '' My memories with Kiwi Brothers brought me great joy, so a commemorative photo is displayed in my office in New Zealand. ' increase.

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