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Japanese Job Requires Applicants to Sing Anime Karaoke

In their junior year of university, Japanese students go through a special kind of hell called job hunting season.

Unlike in the States, where finding a post-college job is a pretty flexible process, Japan’s job hunting takes place in a fixed time period, and is, for most students, an incredibly stressful time in which they must don identical black suits and go to interviews with dour-looking corporate execs.

But entertainment and hospitality company City Communications does things a little bit differently.

Specifically, in order to advance to the interview stage, applicants to City Communications must karaoke one anime song – while representatives from the company listen in cosplay, natch.

The sessions take place at an anime song cafe run by City Communications in Yokohama.

A far cry from the typical Japanese job hunt indeed.

Source: RocketNews24

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.