• A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage - even though the salary is $85,000

    10 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Iga city in Japan is suffering from a ninja shortage.
    The city, which is about 280 miles from Tokyo in central Japan, claims to be the birthplace of the ninja.
    The mayor is hoping to bolster tourism by drawing on the city's ninja heritage.
    There's just one problem - there aren't enough ninjas.
    You may have heard about Japan's demographic crisis - but the country is facing another, lesser-known crisis as well.
    Japan does not have enough ninjas.
    In an episode of NPR's "Planet Money" podcast, Sally Herships visited Iga, a small city in central Japan that claims to be the birthplace of the...
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