Ninjas wanted as Japan region promotes 'warlord tourism' - BBC News "Sharpen your shuriken (ninja stars), the Aichi prefecture of Japan is recruiting six full time "ninjas" in a bid to boost tourism."
"The roles are full time and the pay is ¥180,000 ($1,600; £1,100) a month, the job ad says (in Japanese). Physical fitness and acrobatic skills are a must says Aichi prefecture, which hopes to promote "warlord tourism"." ‎- ronin
"Combat experience as a ninja is not required and a track record of killing people for money would not help your application. 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." ‎- ronin
I think Spidra forwarded this to me a few days ago - it sounds pretty interesting. My friends who currently live there couldn't really take advantage, but if this would have been a few years ago, I know at least one would have tried out :D ‎- Jennifer D.