Malaysian-Born Cosplayer Hakken Ryou Appointed Tourism Ambassador Of Tokyo

Ryou's selection was part of the Tokyo Tourism Ambassador campaign to promote the appeal of Tokyo both domestically and internationally.

Cover image via @HakkenRyou (Twitter)

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A Malaysian-born cosplayer and model, Hakken Ryou, has just been appointed as one of the 16 new Tokyo Tourism Ambassadors

Hailing originally from Sarawak, Ryou has made quite a splash in the cosplaying scene around the globe since unveiling themselves back in 2010. With over 900,000 followers on Twitter and 3.8 million followers on Instagram, Ryou's career has only taken off to greater heights over time.

In an official statement released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)'s Twitter account, Ryou has been named an ambassador for Tokyo Tourism in Japan.

Ryou, as a newly appointed Tokyo Tourism Ambassador.

Image via @HakkenRyou (Twitter)

According to the tweet, Ryou was chosen, among others, as part of a campaign created to promote the charm of Tokyo both domestically and internationally

As appointed by TMG, the goal of the campaign is to revitalise local communities through tourism by increasing the number of visitors to the city.

The Twitter post, published on 13 February, continued on by stipulating that all the selected influencers would begin their duties immediately.

Among the 16, Hololive Production members Sakura Miko, Mori Calliope, and Gawr Gura, film director Alan Poul, and fashion blogger Misha Janette, have also been selected as tourism ambassadors for Tokyo.

Hakken (sitting on the extreme left) alongside 12 of the other ambassadors with the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike (sitting in the centre).

Image via @tocho_tenbou (Twitter)

Long-time fans and supporters of the cosplayer also took to replying the tweet and congratulating them for their success.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Check out Ryou's full announcement of the appointment below:

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