Japan is now hiring ninjas, if you are looking for a job.
Have you ever watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and wished you were a professional ninja? Well, Japan is hiring.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced they were looking for people to travel the world
and share photos while visiting the sets of their TV shows. So, if you're still interested in an out-of-the-ordinary career, then this new job is perfect for you.
Japan is hoping to hire six full-time ninjas to promote tourism to the region and educate the public about what being a martial artist is really about.
The BBC reports that the jobs are available to anyone older than 18 and willing to live like a ninja. Of course, anyone applying doesn't just have to have ninjas, but must be able to show off their physical fitness and acrobatic skills.
The pay comes to about $1,600 a month and the job includes both public displays of skill and power as well as radio and television work. Oh, and also the excitement of telling people that you’re a full-time ninja employed by the government.
More about the job, via The BBC
Ideal candidates should “enjoy being under the spotlight even though he or she is a secretive ninja,” Satoshi Adachi of the prefecture’s tourism promotion unit, told AFP.
As the troupe will sometimes perform in English, Japanese language skills are preferred rather than essential, Mr. Adachi said, although a passion for history and tourism is a requirement.
Applications closes March 22nd and the chosen ninjas are expected to start performing at the end of April. Anyone applying should know that a big part of the position is correcting the public's misconceptions about ninjas.
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