21/05/04 20:12:51.18 aeRgoLJF9.net
Covid: Japan town builds giant squid statue with relief money
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.
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