Japanese Prefecture Would Like A Word With Any Skilled Tourism-Boosting Ninjas
Photo via Facebook
Lurking in the shadows, preparing to strike at a moment’s notice is a crack team of stealthy Japanese ninjas whose sole mission is, as you would expect, to attract tourists.
Normally hiring a group of ninjas means that you are having issues keeping your feudal empire safe or have far too many mutant turtles interfering with your criminal affairs.
But for the folks running the Aichi tourism organization in Japan it means bringing in six people who will be dedicated to the art of ninja tourism.
This differs from regular ninjutsu in that there will hardly be any security measures needed. Instead, these ninjas will be in place to bring tourists to the area, one deft martial arts maneuver at a time.
Here is the Facebook post for anyone who might have the skill and desire:
Let’s go over this quickly for those crucial details on how one might become an official Aichi ninja, which might be the coolest job in the world.
According to the post, you have until March 22 to become one of the six ninjas hired by the Aichi organization.
From there you will serve as a shadowy shinobi figure from May 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Compensation is 180,000 yen (about $1,597) per month.
It seems like this is a full-time job wherein you will be performing ninja-like acrobatics for tourists and locals interested in the art.
You will need to know English and must have some athletic skills, so apologies to those whose talents rest on the fact they once played Ninja Gaiden on NES.
The post explains, “Those who wants (sic) to work as a ninja in Aichi prefecture from overseas, you can apply for ninja audition by sending resume (photo required, nationality, career, skills, reason for application) via e-mail by March 22.”
If you do happen to luck out and get selected, well, we would never know.
The joy of this casting call is that you get to become a ninja but, we assume, nobody will ever know about it. Because true ninjas dress in the veil of anonymity, obviously.
We certainly hope the ninjas who get selected are grabbed in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again – or until their service period has ended.
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