Ninjas Wanted: Japan Looks To Kick-Start Tourism Japan wants to increase tourism and it's drawing from its feudal history to do it. The job posting emphasizes candidates with acrobatic skills.
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Ninjas Wanted: Japan Looks To Kick-Start Tourism

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Ninjas Wanted: Japan Looks To Kick-Start Tourism

Ninjas Wanted: Japan Looks To Kick-Start Tourism

Ninjas Wanted: Japan Looks To Kick-Start Tourism

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Japan wants to increase tourism and it's drawing from its feudal history to do it. The job posting emphasizes candidates with acrobatic skills.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a job posting for all you covert agents of feudal Japan - ninjas wanted. Local government officials in Japan are looking to hire six fulltime ninjas to boost tourism. Those black-clad warriors of the night will do very ninja-y (ph) things, like pose for pictures and promote Japanese history. The job posting emphasizes candidates with acrobatic skills. Think more back-flips, less espionage, more dance moves, fewer assassinations. It's MORNING EDITION.

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