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Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

Japan has long been a popular choice for overseas Filipino workers looking for a place to earn a living. As of 2017, Filipinos are the third largest group of foreign workers in the country. 

Aside from common jobs available in Japan, it also offers unique opportunities to earn money.

Tokushu Seiso (The Lonely Death Cleaner)

Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

With an aging population, Japan has an increasing number of kodokushi or “lonely deaths.” Thus, there is also a high demand for tokoshu seiso—people who are hired to clean up the deceased person’s belongings. It is not a simple task, knowing that the owner of the house has passed on, so the cleaner usually says a prayer for the deceased person before entering the place.

Ninjutsu (Part-time Ninja Trainers)

Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

Filipinos are known for their talents in singing and dancing, which is why a lot of entertainers get hired to work on theme parks and cruise ships. In Japan, some establishments are also looking for “ninja trainers” to help promote tourism and teach kids about ninja etiquette. So if you’ve always dreamed of being a ninja and have a few stunts up your sleeve, this job is for you.

Sakura (The Decoys)

Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

Also known as a “hospitality supporter,” the decoys are hired as fake guests in weddings, meetings, or other events. One company also offers fake lovers and funeral guests. This is a good option to consider since Pinoys are naturally friendly and sociable

Narabiya (The Professional Queuer)

Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

Imagine you’re standing in line, waiting for your turn to get your driver’s license renewed, when you suddenly remember that you left the stove on at home. What do you do? Call someone to stand in line for you. In Japan, it’s totally possible. And if you’re willing to do this for a few hours, you could earn as much as JPY15,000 (P7,000).

Kensetsu Sagyo-in (Construction worker for the 2020 Olympics)

Preparations for the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo are in full swing. Huge stadiums and other structures are being built, and Japan needs to hire more people to get them done on time. Whether you’re a carpenter, engineer, or architect, you’ll most likely find an opening to suit your skill set. This is a great way to earn and be part of a historical event. 

Five unconventional jobs in Japan you didn’t know about

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Topics: Japan , unconventional job , Tokushu Seiso , Ninjutsu , Sakura , Narabiya , Kensetsu Sagyo-in
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