VIENNA (Kyodo) About 100 people gathered Monday in the Floridsdorf district to celebrate the opening of the Tora-san Park, named after the central character in the hugely successful Japanese film series.

The 3,000-sq.-meter park signals friendship and cooperation between Japan and Austria, especially between Floridsdorf and Katsushika Ward, Tokyo. The home of Tora-san, a traveling salesman in the movie series “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo” (“It’s Tough Being A Man”), is in Shibamata, Katsushika.

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