Godzilla is now a resident of Japan? Oh my!!

Our favorite giant monster, Godzilla, has been around for a quite some time and it looks like Japan has finally recognized him as a citizen and appointed him as tourism ambassador. No this is not a joke, this is actually real. I’ll say it again, Godzilla is now a recognized resident of Tokyo, Japan. The kaiju monster has been made and remade throughout his cinematic career, and it’s great that Shinjuku Prefecture blessed Godzilla with these titles. This is a picture of his citizenship and its translation.


Name: Godzilla

Address: Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-cho, 1-19-1

Date of birth: April 9, 1954 (the year of the release of the very first Godzilla film)

Date of becoming a Shinjuku resident: April 9, 2015

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.

Previous visits to Shinjuku Ward: 3 times; Godzilla (1984), 
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla 2000 Millennium (1999)

After nearly 60 years of terrorizing Japan, it looks like the Japanese people finally gave in and accepted him as one of its normal citizens. Not only is he a citizen, but he’s now been appointed the duty of bringing added tourism to Tokyo itself. His gigantic head is now present at the TOHO Cinema Complex where he’ll be able to look into your rooms at a distance like an unwanted creeper. Of course I wouldn’t complain since Godzilla could squish me like a gnat if he wanted to.

The Japanese people have always revered Godzilla as a their icon and this move isn’t that surprising. In fact, I’m surprised that it didn’t happen many, many moons ago. If you ever find yourself ever in Tokyo, go and visit our favorite kaiju to see what he’s up to. At least instead of destroying the city, he’s helping people to come and visit.



Source: Daily Dot

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