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Godzilla Has Arrived In Tokyo And He's Terrifying

15/04/2015 08:33 BST | Updated 15/04/2015 08:59 BST

Godzilla is back and this time he comes in peace. The Fire-breathing, building-stomping monster has arrived in Tokyo but as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated creature was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku ward, known for its down-home bars and noodle restaurants.

The Godzilla replica, based on the original 1954 film is the main attraction of a new commercial complex containing a movie theatre, hotel and restaurants situated in the Kabukicho, red light district of Shinjuku and will be opened mid-April.

Godzilla's standing as an icon has had its ups and downs, but its stature has been reinstated after the Hollywood "Godzilla," directed by Gareth Edwards, became a global hit last year.

Japan is hoping the biggest star in this nation's movie history will help lure tourists during a market-opening strategy launched by the prime minister.

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