Home » Travel Industry » Destinations » Godzilla As Tourism Ambassador for Tokyo
Destinations

Godzilla As Tourism Ambassador for Tokyo

godzilla
Emre GELEN
Emre GELEN
10/04/2015
0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 0 Flares ×

godzilla

Japanese movie monster Godzilla has been named an official resident of Tokyo and appointed as a tourism ambassador for the city.

A Godzilla-size head towering 52metres (171ft) above ground level was unveiled at an office of Toho, the Japanese film company which produced the original monster, in 1954. Toho is shooting a comeback film this year after a decade-long hiatus.

The announcement was made at a special ceremony on Thursday attended by local mayor Kenichi Yoshizumi, who also named Godzilla as an official tourism ambassador.

Toho’s next Godzilla film is due for release next year after a 10-year absence, while a sequel to the 2014 Hollywood version is expected to hit cinemas in 2018.
The biggest star in Japan’s movie history is now predicted to lure tourists; a market-opening strategy will be launched by the prime minister, Shinzō Abe.

 Source: Associated Press

Related Posts
Is there anything you want to add?
*



0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 0 Flares ×