Sounds a little fishy…

Noto, a coastal town in Japan, has recently made headlines after spending $230,000 of federal COVID-19 relief money on a 43-foot flying squid statue.

According to, the town official, Tetsuji Shimoyachi said,

 “ we hoped the statue would be a driving-force attractionin the post-Covid period.”

However, many are uneasy about spending that much of COVID relief money on a gigantic squid statue.

If you are ever in Noto Japan, this five-and-a-half-ton pink sea creature sits outside a squid-themed restaurant and tourist center.

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