Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura ...

Ninja-seeking Japanese region inundated with overseas applications

Mar 25, 2016

Ninja-seeking Japanese region inundated with overseas applications

Hundreds of aspiring ninjas from abroad have overwhelmed tourism officials in Japan looking to hire six full-time secret assassins, massively outnumbering local applicants. Aichi Prefecture is hiring a troupe of ninjas — the martial-arts masters and stealth assassins of feudal times immortalized in history ...

Aichi advertising for full-time ninjas in tourism push

Mar 13, 2016

Aichi advertising for full-time ninjas in tourism push

Wanted: six full-time ninjas who have a way with words and can do backward handsprings. Pay: about ¥180,000 a month. Aichi Prefecture said it is hiring full-time ninjas — the martial-arts masters and stealth assassins of feudal times — to promote tourism in an ...