Godzilla is Now an Official Citizen of Japan

Godzilla has been granted official residency in Japan following his appointment as a special tourism ambassador last month. 3000 special residency certificates were handed out to fans.


The certificate reads:

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)

Godzilla looks over the Toho Cinemas Kabukicho/Hotel Gracery Shinjuku complex
Godzilla was also appointed Shinjuku's tourism ambassador earlier in April
Godzilla was also appointed Shinjuku’s tourism ambassador earlier in April