Japanese city Iga bombarded with job applications from wannabe foreign ninjas after major misunderstanding www.scmp.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6¬†months, 3¬†weeks ago

A major misunderstanding has led aspiring ninjas from around the world to inundate the city of Iga with inquiries about possible work opportunities after an interview with a local official was lost in translation, sparking a frenzy of interest.

Famous for being the home of the feudal mercenary group, the western Japan city was forced to issue a statement in English, Japanese and three other languages Tuesday saying it is not recruiting ninja performers.

According to the city, National Public Radio in the United States aired a programme about Iga on July 16 featuring an interview with its Mayor Sakae Okamoto and others.