In a nod to one of the nation’s best-loved exports – games giant Nintendo, they transformed their Prime Minister Shinz Abe into Super Mario.
And the Prime Minister looked happy in Mario’s attire.
We can all agree on one thing, the Tokyo Olympics is gonna be LIT
The next host nation’s performance featured mesmerising augmented reality visuals transporting the crowd to 2020.
Please tell me that Hello Kitty will be the Tokyo 2020 mascot #Olympics
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) August 22, 2016
Will the Tokyo 2020 gold medals be star coins? We can only hope. — Dan Smith (@0DanSmith) August 22, 2016
I could be an Olympic Gold medallist in Mario Kart, I reckon.
— Luke Hopewell ⚡️ (@lukehopewell) August 22, 2016
Wow. Super Mario is actually the Japanese Prime Minister. — Josh G. V. (@_OUA_) August 22, 2016
THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER JUST CAME OUT AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY DRESSED AS SUPER MARIO I AM HYPED FOR TOKYO 2020
— Yasmin (@i_lee_aiaio) August 22, 2016