Wanted: blogger to tout the charms of Fukushima

JIJI

Fukushima is looking to recruit someone willing to visit the prefecture and help publicize its tourist appeal on a blog or other social media platform.

The position pays ¥10,000 an hour. Applications should be filed by March 15.

The prefecture hopes to attract more tourists while working with the Fukushima Destination Campaign tourism promotion initiative, which will be launched jointly with East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), in April.

Only one person will be hired for the SMS-based campaign, and the job will last for one week. The successful candidate should visit several locations and is expected to work eight hours a day, updating his or her blog or Facebook page at least once a day.

The prefecture will pay up to ¥560,000 for the job.

Fukushima is one of the three prefectures that were damaged most by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis.

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