The city-destroying monster Godzilla has been granted official residency of Japan by the Tokyo ward of Shinjuku.
Godzilla will also serve as a ambassador for the district.
The certificate reads:
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)
To celebrate the appointment, a giant replica of Godzilla's head was placed on top of the Shinjuku Toho Building.
Japan also recently appointed the anime character Shin-Chan '"Japanese-Mexico exchange amigo". A huge step forward in Kaiju/human relations/anime relations.
Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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