Japan is Running Out of Samurai, Ninja Due to Tourism Boom – Saigoneer

Yumenoya’s president, Tomohiro Tsunoda told the news source: “We are very happy about [increased demand], but we need at least five more samurai.” It’s possible this sentence has never been uttered aloud before in the history of language.

Samurai skills are not easy to come by in the 21st century. Yumenoya is responding to surging demand by offering on-the-job sword-fighting and sword dancing training for people who wish to become samurai performers. Tsunoda continued: “There is a growing interest [among Japanese people] to learn Japanese cultural practices, which is good news for us.” The company intends to hire the trainees to work as paid samurai once their training is completed.

Source: Japan is Running Out of Samurai, Ninja Due to Tourism Boom – Saigoneer

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