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Job Hunting Idols Remind Us That It's a Tough World Out There

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga

Just because someone sings and dances on stage doesn't mean they're not looking for some steady employment.

It's a tough world out there and the job market isn't any kinder to aspiring idols. A new idol group known as "Kicho Hana Kansha: Job Hunting Idol 2017" will soon make their debut at the end of October. While they will participate in regular idol activities such as concerts, each of the five members is also hitting the concrete to join the average workforce. Members are clad in formal business attire, already well-prepared for any potential job offers and interviews. The members of the group are currently enrolled in classes and will graduate college in 2017.

Their name is an abbreviation of a Japanese phrase commonly said at the end of job interviews "Kichōna ohanashi, arigatō gozaimashita," which translates to "Thank you for taking the time to speak with me."

The group's gimmick is attempting to appeal to third-year college students who won't be able to start job hunting until after they graduate. They are also looking for new members, so any female students who plan to graduate in 2017 could join the group. They are accepting applicants until the end of the month.

Kicho Hana Kansha will hold their first concerts at Aoyama Gakuin University on October 3-31 and Meiji University on November 2.

[Via Kai-You]

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