Can you disappear among smoke? Can you fly from roof to roof? Are you a star thrower master? Or dueling with swords? Maybe you dominate the art of acrobatics? Then this is for you! And no, it’s not fake news. Japan is suffering a real shortage of Ninjas.
The reminiscent practitioners of Ninjutsu are speaking out as tourism is increasing, more and more people are demanding Ninja performances. Takatsugu Aoki spoke to the Asahi Newspaper:
“With the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan on the increase, the value of ninja as tourism content has increased. There are more employment choices, while ninja shows across the country have become popular. I feel there is a ninja shortage.”
Don’t worry, walking on water or disappearing is not a requirement for the job – although it would be cool. The candidates should have knowledge in unarmed combat, acrobatics, concealment and first aid. Throwing star and sword fighting skills are definitely a plus.
Unfortunately, the Ninja seekers haven’t published a way where you can apply. As ninjas were known mainly for their spy abilities. As a future Ninja, you might try to find out how to apply for the position with your supernatural skills, which I lack, as I only started my training. Good luck future Ninjas!