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Ninjas wanted: Japan recruits six secret spies

Elaine Ly, CNNUpdated 19th March 2016
(CNN) — Got what it takes to be a ninja assassin?
The Japanese prefecture of Aichi is looking for six fit young ninjas to join its team.
Opportunities for sleek, fast masters of espionage don't come along every day -- but this position offers a year-long contract and 180,000 Japanese Yen ($1,585) a month.
Unusually for this notoriously secretive band of warriors, Aichi is looking for talkative ninjas who enjoy performing on stage.
Walking into an oil painting? The fragrant wisteria tunnel, the most stunning display at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, makes it possible. With flowering vines overhead, the walkway is said to inspire a zen-like calm in visitors. The garden displays about 150 wisteria plants of 20 different species. It hosts the annual Wisteria Festival at the end of April, when the flowers are in full bloom.

Kawachi Fuji Garden, 2-2-48 Kawachi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan; +81 936 52 0334
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The recruitment campaign is in fact part of a tourism push for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Local governor Hideaki Omura has appeared online in full ninja costume as part of the bid.
We haven't heard if the hiring process involves mortal combat or just looking really, really good in black.
But Aichi prefecture wants to hear from anyone aged between 18 and 30 and available to start training this April.
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