Godzilla is a Tourism Ambassador, yet another thing he has in common with Taylor Swift

Fictional giant lizard Godzilla, famous for being a walking metaphor for nuclear destruction and making people run away from him in terror, has been tasked with welcoming foreign tourists to Japan’s capital. Yesterday the central Shinjuku ward of Tokyo officially named the creature their tourism ambassador. “Godzilla is a character that is the pride of Japan,” Shinjuki major Kenichi Yoshizumi said during an unveiling ceremony of a giant Godzilla sculpture at the headquarters of Toho studios.

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“Tourism ambassador” is a job I didn’t even know existed before 2014. How many tourism ambassadors can you name? Probably just one, and her name is Taylor Swift, pop princess and BFF to the world. Swift was named tourism ambassador of New York City…

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