erect an enormous gundam statue!
Yes, this is the same, monolithic 1:1 Gundam recreation you've heard about, but the city of Shizuoka believes that the statue will save their economy. In their report, the city believes that the monument will attract 900,000 visitors in its initially scheduled 300 days. They further say that this will result in over 40 billion yen in tourist related industries, and the creation of 9,600 jobs in the city total.
Wow, really? Maybe we need to do something similar. Any thoughts or ideas?