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The best part-time job in Japan? Get paid Y50,000 per day to take naps

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By Scott Wilson, RocketNews24

Recently one part-time job has been quickly gaining praise online as the best-part time job in Japan: being paid to take naps.

The part-time job is part of a contest that is being held for the opening of the upcoming anime movie "Hirune Hime" (“Napping Princess”) directed by Kenji Kamiyama. The movie follows the story of Kokone Morikawa, a high school girl whose special talent is “taking naps.” But when she starts having the same dream over and over again, she has to go on a journey to find out what it means.

The trailer for the film, which opens on March 18, is below.

The job being made available for the movie’s premiere is a simple one: to take naps, just like the protagonist. It pays 50,000 yen per day, covers transportation costs from anywhere in Japan to designated theaters playing the film, and provides a pillow, eye mask, earplugs and snacks. You even get a pillow signed by all the members of the movie’s cast.

Of course, there is one other responsibility that the job entails: dressing up as the robot “Hearts” from the film.

They need you to don the suit at the premiere and welcome guests, stand on stage with the cast, and pose for photographs.

There is no experience required for the position, and anyone of any age or gender is welcome to apply. The contest encourages those to apply who “want to dream,” “are good at napping,” “want to go on a journey to discover themselves,” or “haven’t been getting enough sleep.”

If that sounds like the perfect position for you, then head over to the contest’s official website and put in your ballot. To apply, you just need to scroll down to the bottom of the page, follow the group on Twitter, retweet their tweet about the contest, and then click the big orange “apply” button. That’s it. The contest is open until February 13, so be sure to get in while you can.

Source: Tumblr/hirunehime03 via Hachima Kiko

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I don't like to sleep, so a bad offer for me!

Until I'm six feet under baby I don't need a bed Gonna live while I'm alive I'll sleep when I'm dead.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

I don't think there will be any shortage of takers. Almost every student says his/her hobby is sleeping, saying it like it is humorously original.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

That would be fun, methinks. But I suck at napping. It never takes -- I either just nod off and jerk awake, feeling more exhausted, or else if I do fall asleep it ends up being for a few hours and defeats the purpose. So, I'd probably get canned. I could fake it well, though.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

50,000 yen a day!! An easy way to make money. But too boring for me. Anyway ... happy zzzzzzz somebody.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

wow!!!!!everyone's comment sounds kind of funny.haha

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Per day? It's only for one day.

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