Japan would be defenceless if movie monster GODZILLA ever attacked, a government minister has claimed. The giant dinosaur has wreaked havoc on the country in dozens of films and TV shows since it was conceived in 1954. Now defence minister Shigeru Ishiba fears Japan couldn't cope with a real Godzilla attack - or an alien invasion. Blaming Japan's pacifist constitution, Ishiba says, "We should consider various possibilities. There is no need at all to do this at the Defence Ministry, but I want to consider what to do by myself."
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