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exilde 49 points ago +49 / -0

one of the best uses of covid money I've seen.

BandageBandolier 2 points ago +2 / -0

Given Japan's geopolitical position, giant pink squid ballistic missiles would be even better, if only they were allowed.

NihilistCaregiver 42 points ago +42 / -0

The most Japanese thing they could have done lmao.

Cheers_cunt 29 points ago +29 / -0

Japan - continuing to produce 78% of the world's weird shit since 1952.

Seriously though - they are hoping it will prove an attraction and boost tourism $$ to help them in their Covid recovery. Given this news on this is now going viral, it looks like it will turn out to be a good investment.

ernsithe 29 points ago +29 / -0

Squid-san is going to end up in the scenery of some Twitter thottery, isn't he?

Johan_Liebert 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's inevitable.

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BiggusDiggus 15 points ago +15 / -0

I don't see the problem? Lefties always say that artist is a valid profession too, so they should get some Covid work too, no? 🤔

yoisi 11 points ago +11 / -0

Lol half the comment section of the youtube video are "journalists" wanting to screenshot the video

IncelDracula 11 points ago +11 / -0

I've worked where I saw tax money literally fund anti-American art from artists that weren't even qualified to work at Burger King, so there really could be worse uses of the money out there.

AlfredicEnglishRules 10 points ago +10 / -0

I have no problems with this.

Johan_Liebert 8 points ago +9 / -1

Seen a a few of articles similar to this as of late, I'm guessing the media is softening us up to bash Japan for their "poor" response to covid aka not going full police state and the publics semi anti vaxxer mentality after measles, mumps and rubella inoculations that were suspected of leading to higher rates of aseptic meningitis in the 90s.

80960KA 10 points ago +10 / -0

Japan has also had "problems" with not being "diverse" enough for years.

thepalagoon 7 points ago +7 / -0

Thankfully the Japanese don't give a single fuck what Westerners think when it comes to what happens in Japan.

Japan is wonderfully weird - and the Japanese cultural monolith is still far too strong to be troubled by progressive "diversity" concerns.

80960KA 5 points ago +5 / -0

I sure hope so, I love Japan and the Japanese.

Johan_Liebert 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep. And racist for no gaijin signs, which typically are because of the language barrier and not racial.....they aren't fond of nigs either because they yakuza use to use Nigerians as muscle and hitters so one of their boys wouldn't get locked up in the 80's and 90's.

HypJii 7 points ago +7 / -0


SparkMandrill83 7 points ago +7 / -0

Noto says their case rate has been low throughout the pandemic. Regardless, their tourism industry has taken a big hit, they said.

Yup, they know the score.

TheImpossible1 5 points ago +9 / -4

Someone watched way too much hentai.

Xenovista 5 points ago +5 / -0

Well yeah, the bug is endemic and harmless to anyone under the age of 80.

eagleheart585 4 points ago +4 / -0

Officials in Noto claim that their investment in the behemoth cephalopod, which measures 42-foot-long, 30-foot-wide and 13-foot-high, Kotaku reported on Monday, will help drum up tourism in the cash-strapped fishing town, which is located in the Ishikawa prefecture on Japan’s central-western coast.

When asked why they did this, they said it was to bring tourists to their cash-strapped town.

Knife-TotingRat 2 points ago +2 / -0

"Please don't eat us, alien octopus-san! We erect statue in your honour, see?!"

---The Japanese in June, I guess. ;)

BlightBane 2 points ago +2 / -0

We all know where this is going.

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one_two_three 0 points ago +1 / -1

"if it feels good, do it!"

More like corruption and embezzlement...

DWSage007 5 points ago +5 / -0

Not really. If you read the article, it states their COVID issues have been pretty light...but their tourism industry in particular has taken a hit, so they spent the money to try and bring in more tourists.

If it's embezzlement, it's weird embezzlement that would still serve the purpose, and I could see a statue that big being that pricy.

free-will-of-choice -6 points ago +1 / -7

Squid aka cephalopod from CEPHALIC, adjective - "pertaining to the head; as cephalic medicines, remedies for disorders in the head"

Praise be upon Nippon for calling out ignorance.