The giant squid statue in the town of Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, built with funds to support communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Photo: YouTube
The giant squid statue in the town of Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, built with funds to support communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Photo: YouTube

Japanese town uses coronavirus relief funds to splash out on giant squid statue

  • The port of Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for its squid catch, so decided to spend over US$247,000 on a 13-metre statue of one
  • Residents say they were not consulted and the government support could have been spent on medical staff or the fishing industry

The giant squid statue in the town of Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, built with funds to support communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Photo: YouTube
The giant squid statue in the town of Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, built with funds to support communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Photo: YouTube
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