Godzilla, at the ripe old age of 61, has been officially recognized as a citizen of Japan. He was awarded honorary citizenship by Toykyo’s Skinjuku ward earlier this year and it was finalized last week. Not only is he now an official citizen, he will be acting as Shinjuku’s tourism ambassador. According to his citizenship papers:
Reason for special residency: Promoting the entertainment of and watching over the Kabuki-cho neighborhood and drawing visitors from around the globe in the form of the Godzilla head built atop the Shinjuku TOHO Building.
I’m not sure the presence of Godzilla and the assorted monsters that follow in his wake would make me want to pay a visit.
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