LOOK: Pikachu Visits the Home of the Ambassador of Japan in the Philippines

It’s not every day that a world-famous Pokemon visits your home. Then again, most of us aren’t the ambassador of Japan in the Philippines.

Today, Amb. Koshikawa Kazuhiko welcomed Pikachu in his residence. He shared the photos on his Twitter account, saying, “Japanese hospitality is called #Omotenashi. It’s not too different from Filipino hospitality, which always comes with a smile.

He added, “Knowing that Pikachu’s favorite is ketchup, I served #Omurice – Japanese Omelette rice with ketchup sauce – with my smile!

Amb. Koshikawa had a special guest at his residence! Do you know who this ketchup-loving #Pokemon is? Ambassador served…

Posted by Embassy of Japan in the Philippines 在フィリピン日本国大使館 on Friday, January 8, 2021

The Facebook page of the Embassy of Japan also shared the photos, saying, “Amb. Koshikawa had a special guest at his residence! Do you know who this ketchup-loving #Pokemon is? Ambassador served him a plate of #Omurice, Japanese-style hospitality, and his best smile!”

Pikachu is one of the most recognizable characters of Pokemon, a Japanese franchise that covers games, trading cards, anime, films, books, manga, music, merch, and a theme park. The Pokemon has also become an icon and an ambassador of Japan, serving as the country’s official mascot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2017, Pikachu and Hello Kitty were appointed as ambassadors of Osaka as part of the city’s winning bid to host the World Expo 2025.

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