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Ninjas may have been out of business for a few centuries now but all of that may well change thanks to the tourism ministry of Japan. The genial folks in Japan’s Aichi prefecture have launched a recruitment drive that has been getting a lot of attention. Japanese tourism officials in the Aichi prefecture are in the process of recruiting six full-time, well-trained ninjas not to kill but rather to entertain. The job description involves performing back-flips, dance moves and other cool ninja stuff at public events both in Japan and abroad. The six ninjas will also be required to do PR work for radio and TV. While fluency in the Japanese language will help, English should be sufficient for the purpose of application. The remuneration will be around $1600 per month and the basic requirement for applicants, obviously, is fine physical fitness and admirable acrobatic skills. Applications will be accepted till March 22. While the ninjas will not need their traditional espionage and assassination talents, the selected applicants will receive training in the traditional shuriken, sword play, and other skills required to face the spotlight and keep  tourists entertained while maintaining the ninja aura and character. They will be ready to go by the end of April and the job will actively begin in the month of May 2016. Also Read - 'Extend Lockdown Period Till April 30 to Contain COVID-19,' CAIT Writes to Centre



Image: David A. LaSpina/Creative Commons

Image: David A. LaSpina/Creative Commons

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The motive behind this drive is to promote warlord tourism in the Aichi prefecture which was home to the feudal warlord Oda Nobunaga. Aichi’s capital Nagoya is popular for its cultural heritage and other places in the region like Toyota and Tahara are known for their colorful, beautiful parks. The Iga Hachiman-g? Shrine in Okazaki is a major attraction for temple-lovers.