|Above, Masami Nagasawa (right) during her shobijin days.|
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Japan Today reported:
TAIPEI —Japanese actress Masami Nagasawa will be the spokeswoman for Taiwan’s tourism in Japan for the coming year, the island’s Tourism Bureau said Monday, marking the first time a woman was picked for the position.
Wayne Liu, the bureau’s deputy director general, told a press conference in Taipei that as Taiwan sees an increasing number of female visitors, he hopes Nagasawa will attract more Japanese tourists to Taiwan, especially women.
The 29-year-old actress, who is in Taiwan to make a promotional film for the Tourism Bureau, told the same press conference that she felt honored to be chosen.Nagasawa should be familiar to Godzilla and Mothra fans. She appeared as one of the Mothra shobijin in two Godzilla movies, Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) and in Godzilla Final Wars (2004).
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