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Japan town builds giant squid statue with Covid relief money

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A seaside town in Japan has raised eyebrows after it used funding from an emergency Covid-19 relief grant to build a giant statue of a squid.

The 13m-long (43ft) sea creature lies in the port of Noto, where flying squid is the town's delicacy.

It reportedly used 25m yen ($228,500; £164,700) of the emergency funding to build the statue.

Noto officials have told local media it is part of a long term plan to lure tourists back after the pandemic.

Japan is battling another surge in coronavirus cases, and Tokyo is currently under a state of emergency - the third for the country since the pandemic began.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56978075

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-japanese-town-noto-spends-coronavirus-relief-funding-on-giant-squid-statue-to-boost-tourism-12296785

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OverSword

Is that town run by the US government? 

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Phatty

Better then half the stuff included in our latest "relief bill".

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the13bats

Reminds me of this waste of money,

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