Fridge Logic: While the Japanesse version lacks the logic on the time to build the high-tension towers, the producers made a realistic approach, stating that they were there to begin with. The only logic that was never covered was how they would know Godzilla would appear.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Despite technically being a Japanese film re-edited for American audiences, the movie was popular in Japan back in 1957. It helped spread the "King of the Monsters" moniker over there and inspired reporter characters in later Kaiju films similar to Steve Martin. Subverted in that Germany just got a dubbed and recut version of Gojira.