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10 Unique (or Weird) Part-time Jobs Found in Japan

6. Oshiya (押し屋)

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‘Sardine packers’ at work.

This is a job that I really want to try out – shoving people into trains. While this job used to be exclusive to rail workers, it is now increasingly taken up by part-timers. To be fair, these oshiya are only needed during peak hours at specific popular train lines.

7. Narabiya (並び屋)

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The orderly queues often found in Japan. Source: http://www.xn--l8je4c7b.com/

Narabiya are freelancers who specialise in queuing in place of others. Be it EXILE concert tickets or a copy of the latest game from Square Enix or a spot for a nice picnic during the cherry blossoms season, these part-timers would gladly trade their time for your money.

8. “White Hands” Sexual Care Staff

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A drawing session with a nude model. Source: http://www.whitehands.jp/

White Hands, according to their official website, is “a nonprofit organization that is working to resolve the issue of disability and sexuality in Japan”. Among the part-time remunerated positions available are care staff that offer “ejaculation help” (for specific disabilities) and nude models for drawing sessions catered to the disabled.

9. Rental boyfriend 

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Probably more ‘obedient’ than the usual boyfriend. Source: http://www.j-channel.jp/

Fancy a romantic date at Tokyo Disneyland? Or just want to lie in the arms of a man? Boyfriend rental services are taking off in Japan and shopping for one is as easy as shopping on Amazon. The part-time boyfriends get paid a hefty sum for their services too.

10. Part-time helper on the top of Mount Fuji

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“Check out the view from my desk”. Source: http://pub.ne.jp/soyonao/

What could be a more unique part-time job than working in a mountain hut (山小屋 – yamagoya) on the 8th Station of the revered Mount Fuji, some 3,000 metres above sea level? The job includes boarding, three meals, transportation subsidies and a daily allowance.

And that wraps up the list of 10 unique (or weird) part-time jobs found in Japan!

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