PPAP Video: Apple, Pineapple, Pen Shortage Reported Worldwide

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Taro (screen capture)

TOKYO, JAPAN (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) -The worldwide demand for apples, pineapples and pens has jumped significantly in just the last few days, thanks to a new music video by Japanese singer and comedian Piko Taro.

The music video is titled ‘PPAP’ and is about inserting a pen into and apple as well as into a pineapple.  The result is an apple-pen and a pineapple-pen.  It has gone viral and has been viewed more than 50 million times and has been shared by more than a million viewers.

From Japan to Hawaii, from Canada to Russia, stores and supermarkets have reported a severe shortage of apples and pineapples while school and office supply chains have also run out of pens.

Buh-bye, Gangnam Style.  Hello PPAP!

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