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Covid grant pays for $250,000 giant squid statue in Japan

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A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly $250,000 in a controversial bid to boost post-pandemic tourism.

Added on the 06/05/2021 14:03:26 - Copyright : AFP EN

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