Godzilla, Shin-chan Get Official Japan Residency Papers
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Both the city-destroying Godzilla and the mischievous Shin-chan were recently tasked with important tourism duties. Godzilla was hired as an official tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward while Shin-chan headed to Mexico as the appointed "Japan-Mexico Exchange Amigo."
Now, Shin-chan has returned to Japan and both the stars were awarded proof that they are welcome in their native country. The Shinjuku ward office granted Godzilla official residency papers and are handing out copies to the first 3,000 fans who wants proof.
His certificate states:
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)
While Godzilla is working hard in Shinjuku, Shin-chan returned to Saitama Prefecture after his six week excursion. He submitted his "moving in" paperwork under the character's full name, Shinnosuke Nohara, on May 7. This tied in to the official paperwork he filed with the Japanese Embassy in Mexico when the cartoon family "moved" there.
The latest Shin chan movie, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki ("My Moving Story ~The Great Cactus Attack"), takes place in Mexico.
[Via The Asahi Shimbun, Rocket News 24]