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)
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)
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.
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