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A Japanese Town Just Used COVID Funds To Build A Giant Squid

3D rendered giant squid​

A 3D rendered giant squid, for illustrative purposes only. Image: iStock / Getty Images 

Hit hard by a worsening coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global tourism, cities across Japan have been tapping into government aid to stay afloat. But one Japanese seaside town in the port of Noto has raised eyebrows for using emergency relief funds to construct a giant squid. 

The Japanese flying squid is native to the seas surrounding Japan and is considered a popular delicacy in Noto, which…

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