Y'know...I actually had a very brief one-on-one with one of the biggest pop culture figures in Japan today. And he isn't even human. It was the little robot Pepper who apparently had a gig at the Hyatt Regency in Shinjuku. I tried talking with it but didn't really respond to me (sigh, story of my life).
Of course, the musical connection I will apply here can only be Pink Lady's（ピンク・レディー） "Pepper Keibu"（ペッパー警部）.😁