Japan Is Hiring Full-Time Ninjas To Promote Tourism

Japan really wants you to come visit, so the nation’s Aichi Prefecture will be hiring six full-time ninjas in an effort to promote “warlord tourism” in the region. According to the job description, the ninjas will be paid 180,000 yen ($1,600) a month to perform on stage and make occasional radio and TV appearances. Required skills include the ability to do “backward handsprings” as well as “some dance moves.” One poster from the prefecture says the ideal candidate should “enjoy being under the spotlight even though he or she is a secretive ninja.” Additional skills like sword play and the use of shuriken throwing stars will be provided in order to get the ninjas ready to perform by the end of April. Men and women over 18 can apply for the positions until March 22nd. (Mental Floss)