"Statue of Liberty" in Icho Park? What's the connection between New York City and this Place?

Icho Park offers a variety of rich landscapes throughout the seasons, including cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangeas and lilies in summer, maple and ginkgo bilboa in autumn, and swans in a snowy wonderland in the winter. It is beloved by the local people as a place for relaxation.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty, one-fourth the size of the original, stands erected in the park due to Oirase Town's location on the same latitude as New York City in the United States.