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After Destroying the City Multiple Times, Godzilla Is Named Tokyo’s “Tourism Ambassador”

The “King Of All Monsters” is given honorary residency in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward in exchange for bringing in the tourists.

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There are certain things a city looks for when choosing a mascot. Things like:

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Video: Well-Designed Buildings Sway, But Stay Standing in Japan Quake

Japan's engineers deserve a big pat on the back.

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Japan is hit with about one fifth of the world's most powerful earthquakes so, over the years, the country has taken preparation seriously. When it comes to engineering buildings, that means giving them deep foundations and sometimes even seismic shock absorbers that bear the brunt of an earthquake's force and help keep a structure from collapsing.

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